Cars (soundtrack)

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Cars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Cars Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMay 17, 2006
Recorded2005–2006
StudioSony Pictures Studios (score)
Genre
Length52:28
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerRandy Newman
Pixar soundtrack chronology
The Incredibles
(2004)
Cars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2006)
Ratatouille
(2007)
Randy Newman chronology
Meet the Fockers
(2004)
Cars
(2006)
Leatherheads
(2008)
Singles from Cars: The Soundtrack
  1. "Life Is a Highway"
    Released: June 6, 2006
  2. "Real Gone"
    Released: June 2006
  3. "Our Town"
    Released: 2006

Cars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album to the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film Cars. Released by Walt Disney Records on June 6, 2006, 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. The soundtrack was released three days before the film's release into theaters.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[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.

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Randy Newman, except where noted.

Cars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Real Gone"Sheryl Crow and John ShanksCrow3:22
2."Route 66"Bobby TroupChuck Berry2:52
3."Life Is a Highway"Tom CochraneRascal Flatts4:37
4."Behind the Clouds"Brad Paisley, Frank RogersPaisley4:09
5."Our Town"Randy NewmanJames Taylor4:07
6."Sh-Boom"William Edwards, Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, James Keyes and Floyd McRaeThe Chords2:26
7."Route 66"Bobby TroupJohn Mayer3:25
8."Find Yourself"PaisleyPaisley4:11
9."Opening Race"  2:05
10."McQueen's Lost"  2:29
11."My Heart Would Know"Hank WilliamsWilliams2:27
12."Bessie"  0:59
13."Dirt Is Different"  1:28
14."New Road"  1:17
15."Tractor Tipping"  1:22
16."McQueen & Sally"  2:00
17."Goodbye"  2:42
18."Pre-Race Pageantry"  1:31
19."The Piston Cup"  1:52
20."The Big Race"  3:07
Total length:52:28

Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks[edit]

Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks
Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks.jpg
Compilation album by
Various artists
ReleasedMay 27, 2006
GenrePop, country rock
Length34:05
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerFred Mollin
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[10]

Lightning McQueen's Fast-Tracks is a compilation album produced by Fred Mollin, that contains "revved-up road tunes" not featured in but inspired by Cars. It was released on the same day as the film's soundtrack.

Lightning McQueen's Fast-Tracks track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."My Wonderful Car"Fred Mollin, Blue Sea Band, Lyle GudmensenLyle Gudmunsen3:18
2."Black and White Thunderbird"Denise Ferri, Peggy Santiglia, Arleen Lanzotti The DelicatesJaime Babbitt and Britt Savage2:25
3."Road Trip"Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea BandFred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band, Tom Hambridge3:30
4."You Can't Catch Me"Chuck BerryJoy Lynn White2:51
5."Rocking Little Roadster"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersGunnar Nelson3:40
6."On the Road Again"Floyd Jones, Alan WilsonKevin Montgomery2:29
7."My Old Yellow Car"Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea BandGordie Sampson3:34
8."Hot Rod Hybrid"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersPat Buchanan2:52
9."I Got a New Car"Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea BandTom Hambridge3:05
10."Pick Up Truck"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersMark Johnson2:42
11."My Old Car"Allen ToussaintJohnny Neel2:41
12."I've Been Everywhere"Hank Snow (this version)Webb Wilder3:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Soundtrack – Cars" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Soundtrack – Cars". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Soundtracks – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Soundtracks – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Cars at AllMusic

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