Song of the Day #4,066: ‘Just What I Needed’ – The Cars

The Cars became eligible for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame consideration in 2003 but weren’t nominated until 2016. They missed the cut that year, as well as the following year, before being inducted in 2018.

Like most of that year’s entrants, The Cars are another act that really should have made it in sooner. The Boston-based quintet was a pioneering New Wave band that blended power pop and guitar rock into irrististible radio hits, helping pave the way for a slew of New Wave acts in both American and the UK.

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