Remembering Ric Ocasek: 5 Favorite Videos from The Cars

Honoring the icon with a few of his best songs

March 23, 2020

Fans around the world are celebrating Ric Ocasek today, on what would have been his 76th birthday. The frontman for The Cars, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, passed away in September and left behind decades of music, both as an artist and a producer.

Starting with their debut album in 1978 packed with hits and timeless classics, The Cars churned out a decade of influential anthems, helping to shape the new wave with irresistible riffs and infectious hooks. They sold over 23 million albums in the US, and scored the very first Video Of The Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Ocasek and The Cars were unlikely rock stars, built on a unique vision both sonically and visually. As artists and fans honor the singer, take a look at five of our favorite videos from The Cars.

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