that's right! It was the Cars. Even on Billboard, "Move Like This" reached #7, Duran Duran's "All you Need Is Now" peaked at #12. Billboard is no bible on music , but even the people I know, think The Cars were better than Duran Duran in 2011.
I so agree with what you've said about a-ha "How do they do this? Create such music perfection? How can they be splitting up? :(".
They've been one of my favourite bands for the last 25 years, I'm devastated that they're calling it a day !!!