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Details on the “Cars” movie soundtrack has the dibs on what music will be on the upcoming "Cars" soundtrack. We've previously given a few details about who's performing on it, including score composer Randy Newman, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow. Below is the full track listing:

  • "Real Gone," Sheryl Crow
  • "Route 66," Chuck Berry
  • "Life Is a Highway," Rascal Flatts
  • "Behind the Clouds," Brad Paisley
  • "Our Town," James Taylor
  • "Sh-Boom," The Chords
  • "Route 66," John Mayer
  • "Find Yourself," Brad Paisley
  • "Opening Race" (score)
  • "McQueen`s Lost" (score)
  • "My Heart Would Know," Hank Williams
  • "Bessie" (score)
  • "Dirt Is Different" (score)
  • "New Road" (score)
  • "Tractor Tipping" (score)
  • "McQueen and Sally" (score)
  • "Goodbye" (score)
  • "Pre-Race Pageantry" (score)
  • "The Piston Cup" (score)
  • "The Big Race" (score)

I'm all over a soundtrack that has both Chuck Berry and Hank Williams.

The CD will be in stores June 6, three days before the movie opens wide.


70 thoughts on “Details on the “Cars” movie soundtrack

  1. aminah

    Great movie – adult oriented one liners hilarious. Soundtrack sounds worth having. Will see it again as I really enjoy anything to do with cars -especially racing cars.

  2. Anonymous

    Cracking movie.. loved it…. what was the tune one of the modded cars played to send mack the truck off to sleep?

  3. Ismene

    I loved it so much that i watched it twice and for some odd reason was able to memorize almost all the lines!!

    1. Susan Sofia-McIntire

      What was the song the modded cars were playing when racing down the freeway? I’ve been need to know it’s awesome… does anyone have ethe artist?

  4. Annalisa de Vries

    finally a movie with a great lesson and without all the trash! We love all the details and different personalities!

  5. macattak

    I would like to know what the bluegrass song is that’s playing while Doc is racing alone in the desert while McQueen watches. Any ideas?

  6. ~*Shaqnus*~

    I was just trying to find out the same thing. That song isn’t listed on anything I’ve found and it’s not in the credits for the movie but I want to now what it is as well.

  7. Ron

    It’s part of the Randy Newman score for “Cars.” The only compositions on the soundtrack that I know of that sound like bluegrass are portions of “New Road,” “Tractor Tipping” and “McQueen and Sally.” It’s all in the “Cars soundtrack,” along with the popular tunes by Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Chuck Berry and Hank Williams.

  8. ~*Shaqnus*~

    This song that I want to know is not on the soundtrack. There are several songs in the movie that aren’t listed on anything.

  9. jim kurz

    Did you ever find out about that bluegrass song? I have been trying to find out, too. Please let me know if you do

  10. Candy (not real name)

    It’s Songbird by Kenny G. Btw, the song DJ is playing before that bit is called Rollin’ In The Rearview, and I think it’s by Jabu Jabu. Just thought I’d clear that up for everyone. (Those punk cars RULE! Wingo is my favourite. ^_^)

    1. Anonymous

      hey mate……really appreciate your job…i was finding the song name like hell…..once again thanks….cheers mate…



  11. Angel

    HELLO!!! I am desperate!!!! I need to know the song that plays after the movie is finished…it’s a low song and I think is a woman that sings it…it’s def. countryish…??!! PLEASE…if anyone knows let me know!! No I don’t have the movie…But, even if I did…I wouldnt know who is singing that. I have looked all over for it. PLEASE HELP!!! Thank you so much

  12. Sioe Ling

    Why?several songs in Cars aren’t listed in Cars soundtrack? Can you (Ron) please explain to me and other Cars Soundtrack fans? The song that Wingo, Boost, DJ and SnotRod action is cool. Thanks to Joe and Candy. Hmm,Rollin in the rearview by Jabu…I’m gonna to find out.. Hello..( sounds like Sally’s words).

  13. Ron

    I don’t why they didn’t put all of the songs on the soundtrack CD. But it’s actually common practice to not put everything from a film onto an album. Sometimes the record company holds a few back for a possible “sequel” soundtrack CD.

  14. marc

    does anyone know were to download the song “rollin’ in the Rear veiw” by Jabu…… the myspace page doesnt let u take it off…….would be a great help.thanks.

  15. Hamp

    The song Mack fell asleep to is ‘Songbird’ by Kenny G., not ‘Going Home’! Get the facts before putting them out!

  16. JABU smith-freeman

    hey whats up yall this is JABU. its amazing to see how many people heard that short piece of “rollin… come by and check my band out sometime. or [email protected] thanks for the questions…JABU!

  17. Dr. Shane

    My children and I have watched this movie over 50 times and we still enjoy it! The one-liners, moral, and storyline are fabulous. One of my sons, a 4 yr. old, is a “cars” fanatic. We’ve memorized so many of the lines of this movie–just for fun. Then the Matchbox character cars are a blast to play around with–available at Wal-Mart and online. Pixar has done a marvelous job with many of the movies. Thanks for such great family entertainment.

  18. Ricardo

    someone there can tell me who sings that beautiful music, I think the name is McQueen and Sally, it show the past of Radiator Springs
    And, sorry the english mistakes, cause i’m portuguese and i’m learning yet.

  19. Fakeer

    i have the mp3 of the score those delinquent cars were riding to. Rollin In The Rearview by Headbone. email if you want a copy. and remember ‘never drive while drowsy’

  20. warlock

    hey guys where do i download the song rollin in the rearview headbone ft jabu the links u guys gave are all broken -_-

  21. Sham

    Was 1 gr8 movie. I watch it again and again and again……Those with racing passion will love it. It’s not just winning, it’s also to respect the other race mates. The song “Find yourself” from Brad Paisley has lot’s of meaning and it’s a soul searching song for us…..

  22. dude

    what was the song that was played when lightnin and sally were gonna go for a stroll but then the old lady (vehicle) butted is acapella and thats all i know

  23. blair

    Cars cars cars cars I’ve seen it atleast 150 times and I could never get sick of it. My 1 year old is def a fanatic and my husband and I laugh at every part. Go mater

  24. Denny

    Can someone tell me what is the song played in the moment which all cars dancing in the new road inthe night…when all neon light turned on…i hear something like “light could be dream” in 60’s style…

    Please if anybody know tell me the title

  25. Denny

    A strange thing…when mcqueen jump out of the truck sleeping and touch the highway, the first 2 cars which surpass him are the couple of minivan, losted visitors of radiator springs….

  26. Alex Gonçalves

    I’m from Brazil and I need help.

    What was the rap song (name & artist) the modded cars were playing when racing down the free way?


  27. bontch

    To all that are looking for the rap song by the mod cars on the trip to CA, check out response #40 by trq. Downloadable link is posted and very helpful. Thanks!

  28. Lisa

    I was wondering about the remix that plays on the chapter selection for the movie. I really like it but can’t find out the name… I will totally laugh if the name is “remix version” btw my 4 kids LOVE this movie!!

  29. Laziza

    Does anyone know the song which played when Mcqueen found Doc’s piston cups? It’s really beautiful but I can’t find it anywhere

  30. Adam

    @Jabu… that’s incredible you personally responded. I’ve seen your band a dozen times since 2007. You guys bring it every night!!!!

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