Just What I Needed (The Cars)

Producer: Scott Bennett
Arrangement: Scott Bennett
Studio: Buzz Smith Music
Bass/Drums: Buzzy Smith
B-3 Organ/Synth: Buzzy Smith
Guitar: Paul Chester
Sax: Kelly Dean
Vocal: Scott Bennett
BGVs: Kelly Dean
Key: C
BPM: 126
Chart: #27 US Billboard Hot 100, May 1978
Original: YouTube

ASD Music Review:

Strong rock beat reinforced by rhythm guitar throughout the song. Easy to keep with the song as the leads are clear. Music from saxophone, guitar, and organ. Lots of fills from the same instruments plus electric guitar. This is a contemporary classic rock song (The Cars) that is played in a jazz/rock style. Release will drive the dancers energy up. Watch out for high notes on the breaks. Scott does another great vocal with proper word meter. Release includes music with and without harmony.