The Cars were one of those bands that it didn’t really matter what kind of music you were into because they would likely be there. If you were a hard rocker, their music was there. If you were into the Alternative scene, they were just Alternative enough to be on the fringe of your album collection. They were in the top 40 crowd and they were safe enough for the older adults as well. This was the perfect group for those who were listening to one specific type of music to get their feet wet while they explored another. Ironically, it is that ability to crossover that has labeled them as not very innovative and thus may prevent a very solid band from entering the hallowed halls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.