Just What I Needed, My Best Friend's Girl (3:17) and You Might Think (6:43) is performed by The Cars on HBO broadcast of the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The surviving members of The Cars have not played together onstage for several years until the Rock Hall.
The Cars have been eligible to join the institution since the 2004 ceremony and were previously nominated in 2016 and 2017. All five of the band's members – vocalist-guitarist Ric Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes, drummer David Robinson and the group's late bassist, Benjamin Orr – were included.
The Killers' Brandon Flowers inducted The Cars into the Rock Hall earlier in the evening. He said "On the back of what is now established as one of the greatest debut albums ever made, the Cars were named “Best New Artist” in the 1978 Rolling Stone Readers Poll. Forty years later they still sound like a new band to me.”
Weezer bassist Scott Shriner joined the group onstage in place of Orr who died in 2000. Everyone from the Cars paid tribute to the late Ben Orr in his hometown of Cleveland during their speeches. "Obviously it's hard not to notice that Benjamin Orr is not here," Ric Ocasek said. "He would have been elated to be here onstage in his home town. It feels quite strange to be up here without him. We miss him and love him dearly."
"I lived in Cleveland for a while – it was actually the first place I ever played music in front of people," said Ric Ocasek. "I think it was about 20 blocks away. So I've only moved this far up the street for all those years."
Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were also inducted in the Rock Hall April 2018 ceremony.