Disney-Pixar recently announced the songs and artists that will be on the eight-song “Cars 3” movie soundtrack.
Here’s the track listing:
- “Run That Race” by Dan Auerbach
- “Ride” by ZZ Ward, featuring Gary Clark Jr.
- “Kings Highway” by James Bay (cover of a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers song)
- “Glory Days” by Audra Day (cover of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band song)
- “Drive My Car” by Jorge Blanco (cover of The Beatles song)
- “Freeway of Love” by Lea DeLaria (cover of an Aretha Franklin song)
- “Truckaroo,” instrumental by Brad Paisley
- “Thunder Hollow Breakdown,” instrumental by Brad Paisley
Day and DeLaria also provide voices for characters in “Cars 3.”
Disney Music released the ZZ Ward song “Drive” on its YouTube channel:
The covers-and-originals mix of the “Cars 3” soundtrack is the same sort of formula Disney-Pixar used in the original “Cars” soundtrack. Rascal Flatts’ cover of Tom Cochrane’s “Live Is a Highway” became a massive pop hit, and old songs by Chuck Berry, the Chords and Hank Williams found new audiences. Paisley contributed songs and instrumentals in the first movie, as well.
Disney-Pixar also will release a separate album for the “Cars 3” musical score, written by and conducted by Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman, who also wrote the score for the original “Cars” and its Oscar-nominated song, “Our Town.” The musical-score album will contain 21 tracks.
The original “Cars” move in 2006 — which largely took place in the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs — spurred renewed interested and a new audience to the real-life Route 66. More about the inspirations to the Cars characters and landmarks may be found here.
(Image of the “Cars 3” poster courtesy of Disney-Pixar)