Panorama (The Cars album)

third studio album by American new wave band The Cars

Panorama is the third studio album by American new wave band The Cars, released in 1980.



The record marked a departure from the upbeat pop rock and hard rock of the group's previous albums, embodying a more aggressive and experimental sound. It was not as commercially successful as The Cars' previous or subsequent albums (until 1987's Door to Door). However, it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.[1]

As a single from the album, the song "Touch and Go" peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing


All songs written and composed by Ric Ocasek

Side one
No. TitleVocals Length
1. "Panorama"  Ocasek 5:42
2. "Touch and Go"  Ocasek 4:55
3. "Gimme Some Slack"  Ocasek 3:32
4. "Don't Tell Me No"  Benjamin Orr 4:00
5. "Getting Through"  Ocasek 2:35
Side two
No. TitleVocals Length
6. "Misfit Kid"  Ocasek 4:30
7. "Down Boys"  Orr 3:09
8. "You Wear Those Eyes"  Orr 4:55
9. "Running To You"  Orr 3:22
10. "Up and Down"  Ocasek 3:31