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The Cars - Tonight She Comes (1985)

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"Tonight She Comes" is a 1985 song by American rock band The Cars, from their Greatest Hits album. It was released as a ...

"Tonight She Comes" is a 1985 song by American rock band The Cars, from their Greatest Hits album. It was released as a single in October 1985, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1986. The song reached number one on the Top Rock Tracks chart, where it stayed for three weeks.

Release and reception

"Tonight She Comes" was the Cars' fourth Top 10 hit. It was the first of two songs to be released as a single from their album of Greatest Hits. A remixed version of "I'm Not the One", previously recorded in 1981 for the album Shake It Up, was the second.

AllMusic critic Greg Prato, in his review of Greatest Hits described the track as "playful", while Tim Sendra, also of AllMusic, said in his review of The Essentials that the track (among the others on said album), was "definitely essential". Critic Donald Guarisco said the song "is one of their most straightforward pop outings and shows just how far they had moved from the acidic mindset of 'Just What I Needed' and "Let's Go'".

He went on to say that the track was "a delightful, pristine pop confection".

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