What Makes This Song Great? Ep.99 THE CARS

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Rick Beato

4 ай мурун

In this episode of What Makes This Song Great? we explore the music of THE CARS
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Carmen C
Carmen C Күн мурун
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Andrew Roud
Andrew Roud Күн мурун
The music is always great, but...Rick you make it great for folks like me that no nothing about music except how it sounds. Thank you.
Becky Savino
Becky Savino Күн мурун
The Cars are so underrated! Glad I got to watch this one!!
Raul Hilliard
Raul Hilliard 2 күн мурун
This is a great breakdown of a classic I just hit subscribed
Scott Severs
Scott Severs 3 күн мурун
Love this breakdown of this great song! First time I've watched one of Beato's videos. Frankly I couldn't imagine the band members issuing the copyright strike, and we know Ben and Rick are gone. It's disconnected corporate bean pushers who literally bite the hands that feed them. Please keep doing what your doing!
MinMavz DT
MinMavz DT 3 күн мурун
Scott Penrose
Scott Penrose 4 күн мурун
You need to do ELOs Fire on High!
PC Disciple
PC Disciple 4 күн мурун
I watched your video on underrated solos, now I'm learning this... having not played guitar in a little while, I'm glad this is the one that brought me back!
George Cain
George Cain 6 күн мурун
Ben Orr should have sung every Cars Song!
Stutz Bearcat
Stutz Bearcat 8 күн мурун
What JACKFUKK is thumbs-downing this????
Rod Brittner
Rod Brittner 8 күн мурун
Great song choice. Very much agree about the guitar solo comments. Didn’t know it was 3rds. Another great Elliot solo is in Shake it Up. That guy could pinpoint such groovey melodies. A virtuoso.
Wayne Smith
Wayne Smith 9 күн мурун
I finally found a fellow freak like me! I hear all those parts you do, gives me chills. Man, these dudes were doing this in 78' Blows my mind.
C C 9 күн мурун
Great song analysis. I still have this on vinyl, analog sound still has it!
David McInnis
David McInnis 10 күн мурун
Elliot Easton is on my FB friendslist. As are Prescott Niles and Berton Averre of the Knack.
Gerald Camire
Gerald Camire 11 күн мурун
Thanks for the songs rick great stuff
Frances McCollum
Frances McCollum 11 күн мурун
The only problem of the Cars was they were way ahead of time.
Ron p
Ron p 12 күн мурун
Rick, love your breakdowns of all these classic Rock songs. The Cars have always been one of my favorite bands of all time, and your description of their style of music makes me love them even more!
ofiver 12 күн мурун
Saw em at the Rat summer ‘77.
kirbygene 12 күн мурун
It's a nice four chord sequence. You can sing the verses of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" right along with it.
Steve Trivoli
Steve Trivoli 13 күн мурун
Rick, I just realized you are approx 58 years old. I'm 70 now but was playing that song in a club called Mom's Saloon in San Diego back in 78 with our band "Knocker"... You dated yourself when you stated your age in 1978. We did a great rendition back then. I played drums & sang the lead...but I digress. Still have a live recording of it. One Question... How are you able to acquire individual tracks of these songs? Thanks for the memories...!!
angrydwarfofdoom 13 күн мурун
Rick is so talented at explaining complex musical terms to the common man.
Whats Up
Whats Up 13 күн мурун
Such a wonderful song and Rick’s enthusiasm is infectious!!! Love it!!!! He explains so many things. I have no musical talent bet love these videos.
Marcus Herbold
Marcus Herbold 13 күн мурун
This song will never get old
Hamlet Fortinbras
Hamlet Fortinbras 14 күн мурун
Thank you-love that album!
Don Dee
Don Dee 14 күн мурун
The CARS song JUST WHAT I NEEDED is just what I needed (to hear). I prefer BENJAMIN ORR'S singing over RIC OCASEK even though RIC wrote the songs. Sad that BEN died from pancreatic cancer so young. He was only 53 years old at his death. The keyboard player is really great too. I think his name is GREG HAWKES.
Leslie Nikolakos
Leslie Nikolakos 15 күн мурун
I watch this video like it’s my favorite TV show -can’t get enough of Ben Ric Greg David and the incomparable Elliot. Well done Rick - Thank You!
D M 13
D M 13 15 күн мурун
Would love to hear your take on The Knack's My Sharona next!
GillesDESVILLES 16 күн мурун
Wonderful, Rick How did you get separated the tracks of all the instruments ? Would be even nicer if you could subtitle your talk
John Janssens
John Janssens 16 күн мурун
Finally hearing the JUST WHAT I NEEDED chorus aware of all the distinct parts esp lead guitar
The Only Guilty Man in Shawshank
The Only Guilty Man in Shawshank 19 күн мурун
Benjamin Orr's vocals are superb. The synth. Elliot's guitar. Ric's writing. All brilliant.
Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey 19 күн мурун
So Toto doesn't get episode 99.
OverRatedProgrammer 20 күн мурун
Hey Rick, you should do a What Makes This Song Great for "Do You Remember Walter" by The Kinks. Great lesson in songwriting and I'd love to hear your thoughts
Michael Brown
Michael Brown 20 күн мурун
Hands down... This is one of the greatest POP songs in history.
John Best
John Best 21 күн мурун
Rick Beato.....it's great to have someone with such good ears and experience break these down. I'm just a caveman, I know it sounds good, but it's so nice to know why. Thanks man.
Roger Percival
Roger Percival 21 күн мурун
Lol it’s just music theory
Barry Warne KJX
Barry Warne KJX 21 күн мурун
The Cars and Abba total masters of the split-second parts that come in and out
Brian Boe
Brian Boe 22 күн мурун
I think all the awesomeness to this song is why i listened to it hundreds of times in junior and high school
Alex Silva
Alex Silva 22 күн мурун
Amos Fivetwelve
Amos Fivetwelve 23 күн мурун
Withstanding the test of time , over and over and over
Brendan Bedini
Brendan Bedini 23 күн мурун
I’ve watched this breakdown at least a half dozen times... great!
Scott Franco
Scott Franco 24 күн мурун
I'd be interested to know how you got the multitrack version of this song.
Ralph Ventura
Ralph Ventura 25 күн мурун
Junior year of high school for me too, great memories.
Al Dunn
Al Dunn 25 күн мурун
I always thought the Cars' drummer was fabulous, and rarely mentioned when discussing top rock drummers.
Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones 25 күн мурун
Elliot Easton is one SICKO player... his playing is always right on the money, on time and oh sooooo tastey. because of the pop-style song construction, his solos had to fit neatly into small spaces. there are NO throwaway notes. his accompanyment guitar playing - embellishing on the chunking rhythm of Ric Ocasic - is every bit as concise and delish as the work he does when he steps out front to rip one of his iconic solos. Rick - PLEASE!!!!!! - bring Elliot on to one of your episodes/shows to talk guitar.
Florea Ciprian
Florea Ciprian 25 күн мурун
Hello sir. I have a recommendation for you. Can you please do one of these episodes with Ayreon - The day the world breaks down? I am 100% sure that you will totally love this song. Thank you
Tribute Tunes
Tribute Tunes 26 күн мурун
Thank you Rick! This song is hook central - so many parts to remember, hum, sing, air drum...amazing.
Gay cha
Gay cha 26 күн мурун
this LP was the soundtrack to winter 1978 for me, I was 15. Such a great band. Sadly Rik and Ben no longer here, but this LP is timeless for me. Cool haircuts too.
bruinflight 26 күн мурун
Thank you Rick, awesome tune (I was 5) and great breakdown!
Scott M
Scott M 27 күн мурун
Bay Farms
Douglas Macgregor
Douglas Macgregor 27 күн мурун
So glad they brought it back! Why did they have a problem with the copyright junk? Some kids would pass it by if not for you, Rick!
Randy B
Randy B 27 күн мурун
Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SullivanWorks 27 күн мурун
Great dissection, as usual! Rick, take a listen to one of the best albums ever produced - by Procol Harum - "A Salty Dog" ---every song on that album is worthy of a video, especially the title track, as well as "Too Much Sea Between Us", "Boredom", "The Devil Came from Kansas" "The Wreck of the Hesperus" and "Crucifixion Lane."
sonicfrogdotnet 28 күн мурун
I've played this song in bands so many times.... And there are SOOOO many things I never realized were in there!!!! And I fully admit I never played that B/D# inversion on bass. I just never noticed it before for some reason.
leon halliday
leon halliday 28 күн мурун
Hey Rick . Brought a copy of The Cars , The Cars from a hairdressing salon who sold records in the side in Morrinsville , Waikato , North Island , New Zealand in 1978. Some 10,000 miles from Minnesota, USA . I was blown away by this gem of an album. Age 15 at the time . I read an article in Rolling Stone , that mentioned that the guitarist, Elliot Eastern was a left hander. I have wondered , since that article if , being a south paw would in any way influence or change how you sound or play . Perhaps , a subject for a video “ Left Handed guitarists/ Bassists who changed rock n roll. As far as drummers are concerned you can’t go past Ringo Star . His magical fills on Come Together and Something in the way she moves where played by a lefty on a right handed kit . I of course am happy to be corrected . I am in awe of your channel. I am so he same age as you pretty much , and despite the huge distance apart that we live , I feel I have experienced much of your musical journey in a lounge room far far away . Keep doin what you are doing . Many thanks .
Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson 29 күн мурун
You forgot The Police and Dire Straits, whose debuts also came in '78
George Wodicka
George Wodicka 29 күн мурун
The legendary Cars, with music from over 40 years ago that still sounds like it's from 40 years in the future.
Hugh Courchesne
Hugh Courchesne Ай мурун
Definitely a classic tune like your personal story Rick
BtimeC Ай мурун
God what a song!!
MerkinMuffly Ай мурун
So was this the copyright strike video? Hopefully they reinstated it.
Tommy Zai
Tommy Zai Ай мурун
IMO, The Cars were an underrated band . . . their greatest hits are nearly all classics. I think they were slightly lost and perhaps overshadowed by other bands and releases at that time. Yet, they survive and thrive the test of time. Thanks for your vid. The song is great!
Andre Kunkel
Andre Kunkel Ай мурун
Is it that the Cars’ music publishers are dicks? No? Oh.
J0ZZE123 Ай мурун
What makes this song great "every time you go away" Paul Young.
Chet Morrison
Chet Morrison Ай мурун
Keep going Rick. I like it
Stepping Steve
Stepping Steve Ай мурун
great analyse from this great song
Gary Lappier
Gary Lappier Ай мурун
Such great production of a killer performance. Thank you for this breakdown Rick. Like a lot of the "What Makes This Song Great" episodes, I already am intimate with the tune you are breaking down, but I always notice parts that I hadn't before. On "Just What I Needed" it was the Wurlitzer. Never noticed that - so cool. Thanks again man! Keep it up!
Lee McIlmoyle
Lee McIlmoyle Ай мурун
Thank you for this. I can remember being eightish years old when this album showed up in my house, and I wound up internalizing just about every track on there. This song was more influential on my own songwriting than I'd originally realized, but your breakdown isolated some things that I was definitely influenced by on a track I did about a decade ago, called Out of Time. I always hated my production results, but I think I was chasing RTB without realizing it. I hope to better myself on the next one. ~Lee
Mark Gigiel
Mark Gigiel Ай мурун
I'm not a musician. But, now I know WHY I like The Cars so much.
Tony Adams
Tony Adams Ай мурун
We must be about the same age Rick. I played that song on the circuit here in Queensland Australia, back in the day, and yes, I'm still playing, as we had most restrictions lifted in October 2020. Great content, and my sentiments exactly on The Cars!
Brett Teeter
Brett Teeter Ай мурун
Rick, please do My Sharona!
soyounoat Ай мурун
In the mid to late 1960s, many British rockers tried to sound American. In the mid to late 1970s, many American rockers tried to sound British.
Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder Ай мурун
Hey Rick, absolutely love your channel. Q: What do you use to isolate those tracks so cleanly?
Rck Flmg
Rck Flmg Ай мурун
Did any band combine the sounds of synthesizer and guitar as well as The Cars? And damn, after Elvis, was there any guy in rock n roll who looked as good as Benjamin Orr? And Ric Ocasek was the king of 2/3-word catch phrases turned pop hits: Good times roll; Let's go; Shake it up; You might think; It's magic
TOM Murphy
TOM Murphy Ай мурун
Do heart beat city
TOM Murphy
TOM Murphy Ай мурун
One of my favorite songs
Mark Oxamitny
Mark Oxamitny Ай мурун
Back before the Cars started to suck. In my top 50 of all time. Bravo Rick
shmackles Ай мурун
4.30 to 4.32.....this is why your not only a great musician but priceless human....transcends everything...thanks Rick....keep it coming😊
shmackles Ай мурун
4.30 to 4.32.....this is why your not only a great musician but priceless human....transcends everything...thanks Rick....keep it coming😊
Frank Loesch
Frank Loesch Ай мурун
this intro is form the song Yummy yummy Yummy from the 60's
John Glenn
John Glenn Ай мурун
I only saw the Cars live once. Best live sound that I've ever heard. Such a controlled stage volume. . That would have been in '87.
A voz da geração de 81
A voz da geração de 81 Ай мурун
Hey Rick, should we follow for more hairstyle tips?😁
Ken Lopez-Maddox
Ken Lopez-Maddox Ай мурун
Orr was such a great loss.
Paths Less Trampled
Paths Less Trampled Ай мурун
Still remember the very first time I heard The Cars. Cold night in late fall, sitting in front of a 7-11 in Calgary, Canada in my old Chevy Blazer, listening to the radio, when Good Times Roll came on. It was electrifying. One of those unforgettable moments.
Odins Raven
Odins Raven Ай мурун
I was 1 when this song came out, and my dad was a huge Cars fan, so I became a Cars fan by default
Judith Harley
Judith Harley Ай мурун
Love this analysis. Now I know why I love this song so much. Thank you for this! Judith
Big Johnson
Big Johnson Ай мурун
Moving in Stereo, best Cars song EVER!
SynergyCeleste Ай мурун
Rick... Can you do some, one hit wonders like Sanford Townsend Band - Smoke From a Distant Fire?
C.A.R Ай мурун
What made this song great? Benjamin Orr of course.
Alerie Hightower
Alerie Hightower Ай мурун
One of the sexiest vocals ever laid down, for my money. I don't know what it is about it, but Ben Orr makes me feel some kind of way.
Shooter_FPV Ай мурун
The Cars was one of the first albums I bought in 1978 (I was 13 years old), I know this whole album like the back of my hand, but leave it you you, Rick, to have me listen to a song over 40 years later and love it more than I ever have... just amazing....
Bruno Berardi
Bruno Berardi Ай мурун
That synth sound , Greg Hawks Synth and the vocals of Ben and Ric, so similar yet distinct, that was the CARS sound
Richard Smith
Richard Smith Ай мурун
Always loved this song. Rick Beato told me why. Thanks!
David Kelly
David Kelly Ай мурун
I watch these for Rick's air drumming. :D Seriously, I love this series. This channel has taught me so much about songwriting and theory. I love that, after a lifetime of studying music at the highest level and recording/performing with the highest-profile musicians, you still have the enthusiasm of a teenager. Your genuine love for everything music doesn't ever seem to fade, and your outlook isn't jaded after years in the biz. It's like you're a kid with a secret they can't wait to share. Thank you for always being entertaining while teaching us.
David Standen
David Standen Ай мурун
Always loved me some Cars. Still do!
mimidancer Ай мурун
No words for how much I enjoy your channel. Also, you're right, the major 3 chord makes this song. SO many songs today refuse to stray from a key or change modes. I think Rick and Ben would have enjoyed this, I hope they haunt the person at UMG that hit you with the strike.
lunalouhoo Ай мурун
I lived around Boston and knew of The Cars before their first album came out. We were so stoked that they did so well. It was cool to watch them rise to fame.
Jeff Mann
Jeff Mann Ай мурун
Yes, Benjamin Orr was cool with a cool haircut and cool talent. RIP.
Otto Man
Otto Man Ай мурун
Yes, 1978 was an awesome year for new records. Another great band released their debut album in 1978: XTC with "White Music." Those were the days before anyone complained about the word "White...."
Dawn Adriana
Dawn Adriana Ай мурун
Amazing haircut, yes. But those EYES are so freaking amazingly beautiful, I still can't get over it after all these years.
Frank Philpott
Frank Philpott Ай мурун
I love this song so much.
Bob Moore
Bob Moore Ай мурун
Never did care for new wave music, but this song always grabbed me. Thanks for the insight Rick!
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