“Just What I Needed” is a song by the American rock band The Cars from their self-titled album in 1978 on Elektra Records. “Just What I Needed” is sung by The Cars’ bass player Benjamin Orr. The song peaked at 17 in the UK and 27 in the US. This song first appeared in 1977 on a Boston radio station, WBCN, as a demo tape for The Cars. Shortly thereafter it became one of the station’s most requested songs.