Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Ric Ocasek, one of the founding members of The Cars died today. The Cars had a lot of very listenable songs and these are a couple of my favorites.
The video of “Drive” was directed by actor Timothy Hutton, depicts a relationship between supermodel Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek (who wrote the song), and was sung by other founding member, Benjamin Orr, who passed in 2000.
The ballad is melodic by melancholy–the opinion of yours truly.
“Just What I Needed” is an earlier song and sounds more punk and British than “Drive,” despite the fact that the band was from Back Bay Boston.
I don’t mind you comin’ hereSongwriters: Ric Ocasek
And wastin’ all my time
‘Cause when you’re standin’, oh so near
I kinda lose my mind