Our Town (James Taylor song)

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"Our Town"
Song by James Taylor from the album Cars: The Soundtrack
Format Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, blues, rock[1][2]
Length 4:07
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Randy Newman
Language English
Producer(s) Darla K. Anderson
Cars: The Soundtrack track listing
"Behind the Clouds"
(4)
"Our Town"
(5)
"Sh-Boom"
(6)

"Our Town" is a song used in the 2006 Disney·Pixar film Cars. It was written by longtime Pixar contributor Randy Newman and recorded by James Taylor.

Story[edit]

The song is a ballad that recounts the economic decline of the fictional town of Radiator Springs after the creation of Interstate 40.

In popular culture[edit]

The song became popular, and later became an anthem for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.[citation needed]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

At the 49th Grammy Awards (given on February 11, 2007), the song won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.[2] The same night, Newman's work for Cars won for Music in an Animated Feature Production at the 34th Annie Awards.[2] The film was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.[2]

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