The Cars—'My Best Friend's Girl'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

You may have heard by now that Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the iconic 1970s and 1980s rock band, The Cars, has died. So let’s all pour out a bit of Dexron III /Mercon automatic transmission fluid, and enjoy some of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s best work, starting with my personal favorite, “My Best Friend’s Girl.” It is just one track on the band’s self-titled debut album, which is chock-full of bangers like “Just What I Needed” and “Good Times Roll.” I’ll be listening to that album today, and you should, too.

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David Tracy

Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio