Cars (soundtrack)

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Cars: The Soundtrack
Cars Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Studio Sony Pictures Studios (score)
Genre Film score, soundtrack, pop, blues, country, rock
Length 57:24
Label Walt Disney
Producer Randy Newman
Pixar soundtrack chronology
The Incredibles
(2004)
Cars: The 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 is the soundtrack to the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 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]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Real Gone"Sheryl Crow and John ShanksSheryl Crow3:22
2."Route 66"Bobby TroupChuck Berry2:52
3."Life Is a Highway"Tom CochraneRascal Flatts4:37
4."Behind the Clouds"Brad Paisley, Frank RogersBrad Paisley4:09
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"Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley4:11
9."Opening Race"R. Newman 2:05
10."McQueen's Lost"R. Newman 2:29
11."My Heart Would Know"Hank WilliamsHank Williams2:27
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
Lightning McQueen's Fast Tracks.jpg
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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

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.

Track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."My Wonderful Car"?Lyle Gudmunsen3:19
2."Black and White Thunderbird"Denise Ferri, Peggy Santiglia, Arleen Lanzotti The DelicatesJaime Babbitt and Britt Savage2:26
3."Road Trip"?Tom Hambridge3:31
4."You Can't Catch Me"Chuck BerryJoy Lynn White2:52
5."Rocking Little Roadster"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersGunnar Nelson3:41
6."On the Road Again"Floyd Jones, Alan WilsonKevin Montgomery2:30
7."My Old Yellow Car"?Gordie Sampson3:35
8."Hot Rod Hybrid"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersPat Buchanan2:52
9."I Got a New Car"?Tom Hambridge3:06
10."Pick Up Truck"Mark Johnson, Fred Mollin, Jay LandersMark Johnson2:43
11."My Old Car"Allen ToussaintJohnny Neel2:42
12."I've Been Everywhere"Hank Snow (this version)Webb Wilder3:32

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