"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.
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
The song became popular, and later became an anthem for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Awards and Nominations
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. The same night, Newman's work for Cars won for Music in an Animated Feature Production at the 34th Annie Awards. Cars: The Soundtrack The film was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.