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“Just What I Needed” by the Cars

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“Just What I Needed” by the Cars

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“Just What I Needed” by the Cars


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    “Just What I Needed” by the Cars is a New Wave song.

    Song Title: Just What I Needed
    Artist: the Cars
    Album: the Cars
    Genre: rock, New Wave, power pop
    Composer: Copyright © 1978 Ric Ocasek
    Lead Vocals: Benjamin Orr
    Lead Guitar: Elliot Easton
    Rhythm Guitar: Ric Ocasek
    Keyboards: Greg Hawkes
    Bass Guitar: Benjamin Orr
    Drums: David Robinson
    Producer: Roy Thomas Baker
    Recorded: AIR Studios, London, February 1978
    Released: May 29, 1978
    Label: Elektra
    Number of listens: 3159
    Current rank: 2219 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1923 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)


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    Zeynep: Just What I Needed is Hugo’s favorite song.

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