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The Cars’ Rock Hall Set: 3 Songs We Hope They Play

The Cars famously broke up in February 1988.  They would, of course, later reunite, but with their pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, many fans can’t help but think about what their allotted three-song set will be.

Narrowing The Cars to just three songs is ridiculously difficult, but these three tracks provide a tight set and provide the perfect mood and feeling for the night.

“Just What I Needed”

Many Cars tracks are undeniably catchy, but there’s certainly a reason this song was the lead single from their debut album.

The Cars - Just What I Needed - The Midnight Special 1978

Live at the midnight special.



Easily one of the best rock ballads of all time, and it will surely bring the house down.


Check out our killer New Wave playlist on Spotify! - - - - Watch the official video for The Cars - "Drive". Release in 1984, it is the third single from the band's Heartbeat City album and their biggest international hit. Lead vocals are sung by bassist Benjamin Orr.


“Let The Good Times Roll”

Is there a better sentiment with which to end this set?  We didn’t think so either.

The Cars - "Good Times Roll" (Official Video)

The Cars - "Good Times Roll" Live


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.