Cars (soundtrack)

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Cars: Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Film score, soundtrack, pop, blues, country, rock
Length 57:24
Label Walt Disney
Producer Randy Newman
Pixar soundtrack chronology
The Incredibles
(2004)
Cars
(2006)
Ratatouille
(2007)
Singles from Cars: Original Soundtrack
  1. "Life Is a Highway"
    Released: June 6, 2006
  2. "Real Gone"
    Released: June 2006

Cars is the original soundtrack album of the animated Pixar feature film of the same name. Nine songs from the soundtrack are from popular and contemporary artists. The styles of these songs vary between pop, blues, country and rock. The remaining eleven pieces are orchestral scores composed and conducted by Randy Newman.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

At the 49th Grammy Awards the soundtrack was nominated for the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album, while the John Mayer version of "Route 66" was also nominated for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and "Our Town" won the award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The track was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 79th Academy Awards.

Chart performance[edit]

On November 25, 2006, the soundtrack's position on the Billboard 200 shot up from #126 to #47, with a 209% sales increase of 25,000 units. This was most likely due to the holiday season and the fact that Cars was released on DVD. This was the first Pixar soundtrack to ever achieve Gold Certification in the United States. It is now Platinum in the U.S.

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 6

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Randy Newman, except as indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Real Gone"   Sheryl Crow and John Shanks Sheryl Crow 3:22
2. "Route 66"   Bobby Troup Chuck Berry 2:52
3. "Life Is a Highway"   Tom Cochrane Rascal Flatts 4:37
4. "Behind the Clouds"   Brad Paisley, Frank Rogers Brad Paisley 4:09
5. "Our Town"   Randy Newman James Taylor 4:07
6. "Sh-Boom"   William Edwards, Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, James Keyes and Floyd McRae The Chords 2:26
7. "Route 66"   Bobby Troup John Mayer 3:25
8. "Find Yourself"   Brad Paisley Brad Paisley 4:11
9. "Opening Race"   R. Newman   2:05
10. "McQueen's Lost"   R. Newman   2:29
11. "My Heart Would Know"   Hank Williams Hank Williams 2:27
12. "Bessie"   R. Newman   0:59
13. "Dirt Is Different"   R. Newman   1:28
14. "New Road"   R. Newman   1:17
15. "Tractor Tipping"   R. Newman   1:22
16. "McQueen & Sally"   R. Newman   2:00
17. "Goodbye"   R. Newman   2:42
18. "Pre-Race Pageantry"   R. Newman   1:31
19. "The Piston Cup"   R. Newman   1:52
20. "The Big Race"   R. Newman   3:07

Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks[edit]

Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks
Compilation album by Various artists
Released June 6, 2006
Genre Pop, country-rock
Length 34:05
Label Walt Disney
Producer Fred Mollin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Lightning McQueen's Fast-Tracks is a compilation album produced by Fred Molin, that contains "revved-up road tunes" not featured in but inspired by Cars.

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "My Wonderful Car"   ? Lyle Gudmunsen 3:19
2. "Black and White Thunderbird"   Denise Ferri, Peggy Santiglia, Arleen Lanzotti The Delicates Jaime Babbitt, Britt Savage 2:26
3. "I'm Alive"   Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson Celine Dion 3:31
4. "You Can't Catch Me"   Chuck Berry Joy Lynn White 2:52
5. "Rocking Little Roadster"   Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay Landers Gunnar Nelson 3:41
6. "On the Road Again"   Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson Kevin Montgomery 2:30
7. "My Old Yellow Car"   ? Gordie Sampson 3:35
8. "Hot Rod Hybrid"   Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay Landers Pat Buchanan 2:52
9. "I Got a New Car"   ? Tom Hambridge 3:06
10. "Pick Up Truck"   Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay Landers Mark Johnson 2:43
11. "My Old Car"   Allen Toussaint Johnny Neel 2:42
12. "I've Been Everywhere"   Hank Snow (this version) Webb Wilder 3:32

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