Cars by Gary Numan was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 22, 1979 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song is about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact. Numan has stated that he has Asperger syndrome, which is a mild form of autism, but until he was diagnosed, he had a lot of trouble relating to other people. In the UK, this was used in an American Express commercial in the '80s, as well as an ad for Carling beer that ran in 1996. The beer commercial gave the song new life in the UK. TV series that have used this song in some form include The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and Two and a Half Men.

Cars FAQs

Who sang Cars?

Cars was performed by Gary Numan

What year did Cars get to the UK number 1 spot?

Cars first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 22, 1979

How long was Cars at number 1 in the UK?

Cars spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.