7-69657 Why Can't I Have You
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & The Cars
Released on April 1984
US CHART POSITION #33 (charted Jan. 26, 1985 for 17 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-69657 wo. picture sleeve
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I ndicative of the deflated Heartbeat, “Why Can’t I Have You” doesn’t have the oomph that a good Cars single should. Instead, the synthesizers and slow tempo seem like holdovers from Beatitude’s listless bounty. (As opposed to those bounties that hop all over the place, I’m sure.) The US single featured the nonalbum “Breakaway” on the B side, which is as lame as you’d expect a song that didn’t make the original cut of Heartbeat City to be.

TRACK LISTING

    UK 1984 7-inch single (E9741)
  1. WHY CAN'T I HAVE YOU
  2. HEARTBEAT CITY

    1985 7-inch single
  3. WHY CAN'T I HAVE YOU    (Ric Ocasek)    3:49
  4. BREAKAWAY    (Ric Ocasek)    3:49

    GER 12-inch track listing
  5. WHY CAN'T I HAVE YOU
  6. BREAKAWAY
  7. SHAKE IT UP

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK April 1984 Elektra 7" E9741 picture sleeve
US January 1985 Elektra 7" 7-69657  
US 1985 Elektra 7PRO 7-69657 feat. A on both sides
UK February 1985 Elektra 7"/12 EKR3/T picture sleeve
GER 1985 Elektra 7" 96 96577  
GER 1985 Elektra 12 966914-0  

 

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