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    The Cars: great slightly off-center pop band. Many fine songs indeed. May Ric RIP.

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    I was never a Cars fan a such - I only ever took to some of the stuff from the first three albums but Ric was a talented songwriter/frontman in a very good band.

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    May you RIP Mr Ocasek. 40 years went bye, bye much too fast. If I had to listen to a Cars album I'd pick Candy-O. I've always dug the title tune, and Dangerous Type. I didn't realize they had so many fans. Their hit ballad Drive has over 55 million views on YouTube.
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    I always loved the Cars. You Might Think was a personal favorite growing up. Their early albums were a little too early for me, but I remember getting Heartbeat City brand new and loving it. I even remember Ric's solo work.

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    I was saddened to hear about this. Their debut is arguably one of the top 5-10 pop-rock albums ever. Did any band ever debut with such a string of effortlessly catchy hits? They never quite recaptured that same magic, but that one album contained more classics than many bands manage in a career.

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    I loved the Cars. This is sad news indeed. RIP Ric.

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    RIP Ric Ocasek

    I am a big fan of the Cars. I think they were a superb pop-rock band and Ocasek wrote really great songs. Candy-O, The Cars, Shake It Up were all great albums. But I really think that Ocasek had a pop-rock masterpiece with Heartbeat City and the title track, especially, being maybe his best tune.
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