Real Gone (song)

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"Real Gone"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Cars: The Soundtrack
ReleasedJune 2006
FormatCD single, Digital download
GenreCountry rock, cowpunk
LabelA&M, Walt Disney
Songwriter(s)Sheryl Crow, John Shanks
Producer(s)Randy Newman
Sheryl Crow singles chronology
"Building Bridges"
"Real Gone"
"Not Fade Away"

"Real Gone" is a song written by Sheryl Crow and John Shanks for the 2006 Disney·Pixar film Cars. Crow's version of the song is the second single to the official soundtrack album to the film.[1]

The song charted to No. 76 on the Billboard Pop 100, as well as No. 1 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart.

According to the sheet music published at, the song is written in the key of C major (recorded a half-step lower in B major).[2]


Chart (2006) Peak
Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 1
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[3] 76

Cover versions[edit]

Bill Ray Cyrus version[edit]

"Real Gone"
Single by Billy Ray Cyrus
from the album Disneymania 6, Country Sings Disney, and Back to Tennessee
ReleasedJune 17, 2008 (iTunes)
June 18, 2008 (Digitally)
FormatDigital download
GenreCountry, country rock
LabelWalt Disney, Lyric Street
Songwriter(s)Sheryl Crow, John Shanks
Producer(s)Mark Bright
Billy Ray Cyrus singles chronology
"Ready, Set, Don't Go"
"Real Gone"
"Somebody Said a Prayer"

Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus covered the song for the album Disneymania 6. It was made into a music video directed by Trey Fanjoy. It was released as a digital single only on June 18, 2008, after being featured on the compilation album Country Sings Disney. The song is also available on his 2009 album Back to Tennessee.

Honor Society version[edit]

Pop/rock group Honor Society covered the song for Disneymania 7. It was released as a digital single on March 9, 2010.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Jeckell, Barry (2006-04-25). "Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  2. ^ Sheryl Crow "Real Gone" Sheet Music.
  3. ^ "Sheryl Crow – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 17, 2014.