Studio album by The Cars
Released June 13, 1979 (1979-06-13)
Recorded 1979, Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Rock, New Wave, pop rock
Length 36:25
Label Elektra
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
The Cars chronology
The Cars
Singles from Candy-O
  1. "Let's Go"
    Released: June 12, 1979 (1979-06-12)
  2. "It's All I Can Do"
    Released: September 25, 1979 (1979-09-25)
  3. "Double Life"
    Released: December 11, 1979 (1979-12-11)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Candy-O is the second studio album by the American rock band The Cars, released in 1979.


Cover art

The album cover was painted by artist Alberto Vargas, known for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Esquire and Playboy magazines in the 1940s and 1960s. The idea to hire Vargas came from drummer David Robinson, the band's artistic director and a collector of pin-ups. The 83-year-old Vargas had retired several years earlier but was persuaded to take the assignment by his niece, who was a fan of The Cars. The painting, depicting a girl sprawled across the hood of a car, was based on a photo shoot directed by Robinson at a Ferrari dealership. The model, coincidentally named Candy, briefly dated Robinson afterward.[3]

Track listing

All songs written by Ric Ocasek.

Side one

  1. "Let's Go" – 3:33
  2. "Since I Held You" – 3:16
  3. "It's All I Can Do" – 3:44
  4. "Double Life" – 4:14
  5. "Shoo Be Doo" – 1:36
  6. "Candy-O" – 2:36

Side two

  1. "Nightspots" – 3:15
  2. "You Can't Hold on Too Long" – 2:46
  3. "Lust for Kicks" – 3:52
  4. "Got a Lot on My Head" – 2:59
  5. "Dangerous Type" – 4:28



  • Arranged By The Cars
  • Produced By Roy Thomas Baker
  • Recorded & Engineered By Geoff Workman; assistant engineer: George Tutko
  • Mastered By George Marino

Packaging personnel

  • Jeff Albertson - photography
  • Ron Coro, Johnny Lee - art direction and design
  • David Robinson - cover concept
  • Alberto Vargas - cover painting



Year Chart Peak
1979 Billboard 200 3
1979 RPM Canada 4
1984 Billboard 200 179


Year Title Chart Peak
1979 "Let's Go" Billboard Hot 100 14
1979 "It's All I Can Do" Billboard Hot 100 41


Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold July 24, 1979
RIAA – U.S. Platinum August 6, 1979
RIAA – U.S. Triple Platinum April 5, 1995
RIAA – U.S. 4X Platinum December 15, 2001

External links


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Miles, Barry. Scott, Grant. Morgan, Johnny. The Greatest Album Covers of All Time (2005): 96

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