The Cars is the eponymous debut studio album by the American new wave rock band The Cars. It was released on June 6, 1978 on Elektra Records.With the popular tracks "Just What I Needed" and "My Best Friend's Girl" getting heavy airplay on AOR radio stations, the album sold one million copies by the end of the year and steadily climbed the charts. It peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 1979. The record was also ranked number 4 on Billboard's "Top Albums of the Year" chart for 1979.
The Cars remained on the album chart for 139 weeks with four more tracks: "Good Times Roll", "You're All I've Got Tonight", "Bye Bye Love", and "Moving in Stereo", all of which became radio favorites.