Down to Earth (Peter Gabriel song)

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"Down to Earth"
Single by Peter Gabriel featuring The Soweto Gospel Choir
from the album WALL-E
Released June 10, 2008
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Progressive rock
Length 5:58
Label Walt Disney, Real World
Peter Gabriel featuring The Soweto Gospel Choir singles chronology
"Whole Thing"
"Down to Earth"

"Down to Earth" is a 2008 song, performed and produced by Peter Gabriel featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir. The lyrics were written by Peter Gabriel. The music was composed by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman. The song is part of the soundtrack album WALL-E and is featured over the end credits of the feature film WALL-E.

The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 66th Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards, but lost to Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" from The Wrestler and A. R. Rahman's "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire, respectively. However, "Down to Earth" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2009.


The song saw release as a promotional single for the Pixar animated feature film WALL-E on June 10, 2008.[1] The song was released as a digital download single on July 6, 2008.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 73
UK Singles Chart [4] 118


  1. ^ "WALL-E Soundtrack". Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Down to Earth by Peter Gabriel". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Peter Gabriel and The Soweto Gospel Choir - Down To Earth - Music Charts". Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Chart Log UK: G". Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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