Real Gone (song)

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"Real Gone"
Single by Sheryl Crow
from the album Cars: The Soundtrack
Released June 2006
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Country rock, cowpunk
Length 3:22
Label A&M, Walt Disney
Writer(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
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[4] 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
Released June 17, 2008 (iTunes)
June 18, 2008 (Digitally)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Country, country rock
Length 3:40
Label Walt Disney, Lyric Street
Writer(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 – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Sheryl Crow. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Sheryl Crow – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 17, 2014.