Seaway Covered The Cars’ “Just What I Needed” And It Totally Rules

Ahead of their upcoming can’t miss tour with Trophy Eyes, Microwave, Can’t Swim and Hot Mulligan, the pop-punk Seaboiz to the North (aka Seaway) have just shared a party-rific cover of The Cars’ 1978 classic “Just What I Needed.” 

The cover, which you’ll soon recognize and know word-for-word as soon as you hear the opening note, was picked for a multitude of reasons but mostly due to its “out of left field” nature as vocalist Ryan Locke explains.    

“We had so many different songs we wanted to cover while we were in the studio last spring that it almost didn’t happen because we couldn’t decide on one,” he said. “In the end, we decided that ‘Just What I Needed’ is probably one of the more ‘out of left field’ songs for us so we went with that.”

"Since the song came out 14 years before we were born,” Locke added, “it kind of seems like a song that is being kept alive in karaoke bars across the world so that’s how we landed on the video idea. We rented a private karaoke room and invited all our friends to come sing it with us all night.”

To check out Seaway’s nostalgic rendition of “Just What I Needed,” be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see the band out on tour here.