The first version of Cars was not strictly an 80s tune, as it was a 1979 release that was taken from the album The Pleasure Principle. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track to the album when it was re-released on CD.
In the UK charts, the song reached Number 1 in 1979, and rose to Number 9 on the U.S. Billboard charts, in 1980. This debuted on the American Top 40 on March 29, 1980, and spent a total of 17 weeks in the AT40.
Cars has been a UK Top 20 hit for Numan in three successive decades. First the original release that I've already mentioned in 1979, then in 1987 as the 'E Reg Model' remix (reaching No.16), and again in 1996 following its use in an advertisement for Carling Premier beer, and reaching No.17.
This was Numan's second single without The Tubeway Army and the follow-up to the chart-topping Cars. Although this receives nowhere near the airplay of Cars, this was still a major hit, reaching #6 in the UK. Complex was the second and last track to be released as a single from the album The Pleasure Principle.
This track was Gary Numan's third single release under his own name and it was another Top 10 hit. This
song wasn't originally added to the UK release of the second solo album, Telekon (1980) but was added to the
We Are Glass reached number 5 in the UK singles chart in 1980.
This was Numan's fourth solo single release, reaching #6 in the British singles chart. The B-side of the UK version features a piano version of Down In The Park.
Numan was the frontman, writer and producer for Tubeway Army, who scored a No.1 hit in the UK singles chart with this classic synth track. The single took seven weeks to reach No.1 at the end of June 1979, and the parent album Replicas simultaneously achieved No.1 in the album charts.
was Gary Numan's 12th single release and reached #20 in the UK. It was
the first of two tracks which were released as singles from Numan's
fifth studio album of the same name. The second single was Sister Surprise which peaked at #32.
Here is Gary Numan performing Warriors on the kids TV programme Crackerjack! Remember how the show used to start? "It's Friday, it's five to five and it's Crackerjack!". Erm, I'm really not sure about that blonde hair, though, Gary!
The Pleasure Principal MP3 Album