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Cars soundtrack

Cars (2006)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 05008613497
Label: Disney
Label number: 61349
Running time: 52m27s
Shipping date: June 6th, 2006
Original score by Randy Newman
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  Real Gone - Sheryl Crow
2.  Route 66 - Chuck Berry
3.  Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
4.  Behind the Clouds - Brad Paisley
5.  Our Town - James Taylor
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Elvira - Dallas Frazier
Rollin' in the Rearview - Headbone
Rust-eze Polka - Joey Miskulin
Songbird - Kenny G

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: There's a song playing when the modded cars approach Mack, and it's not on the movie sound track CD. I would really like to know what this song it is. (from Blip in England)
A: Can u explain the scene is a little better? (thanks to Tizzycent, Canadaadd more info
A: He's talkin about the hip-hop song the "DJ" is playin' as the modded cars come up on Mac sleeping. I really wanna get this track as well!! (thanks to Icy, Glasgowadd more info
A: It's playing when Mack is transporting Lightning McQueen to California for the final race, and at night when Mack keeps falling asleep the 4 modified cars approach. I do not know what it is called! (thanks to Ross, Shoreham, U.K.add more info
A: Me too. It's the booming hip-hop music that DJ is playing before he switches to Kenny G to put Mack to sleep. (thanks to Doug, Portland, ORadd more info
A: The song is called "Rollin' in the Rearview" and performed by Jabu Jabu. This information is provided by the Pixar Publicity Team. I have been unable to locate the song to purchase it. Good Luck. (thanks to Jen, Milford, MI USAadd more info
A: Yes I have found "Rollin' in the Rearview." Access it here. (thanks to Cruiser H, England, Nottinghamadd more info
A: The four cars names are DJ, Boost, Wingo, and Snotrod. They're known as the "Car Gang." Just thought everyone should know that. (thanks to Effay, Arkansasadd more info
A: They're also more commonly known as the Delinquent Road Hazards, named by fans to be exact. Wingo's my fave. ^__^ (thanks to Candy (not real name), New Zealandadd more info
A: I thought it was Q-tip when I saw the film, similar voice. But it is here. Giddy up! (thanks to giddyupoompapamaumau, Sussex UKadd more info
A: "Rollin' in the Rearview" by Headbone ft. Juba (thanks to MC Squizzy, mt united states of americaadd more info
A: Kenny G's "Songbird" (thanks to Ataraxia, Wonderlandadd more info
A: It's called "Rollin' in the Rearview" written & produced by Bruno Coon and performed by Jabu... (thanks to Spud, London, Englandadd more info

Q: Wasn't the song "Cars" by Gary Numan in the movie? (from Beth in VA)
A: Nope (thanks to Rollin in the rearview, NYadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song and artist playing that puts the cars to sleep? (from Ronnie in London, ON Canada)
A: It's "Songbird" by Kenny G. (thanks to coolfella, minnesotaadd more info
A: "Songbird" by Kenny G (thanks to peacekeeper, waynesville, gaadd more info

Q: There's the song in the night scene where the four little modified cars drive up beside Mac and the cars say "we have a nodder." Then one of the cars pulls in front of Mac, his trunk opens, and it puts on a slow song. I believe it's an instrumental song, but don't know the name of it, or who plays it. Please help..... (from Carol in London, ON)
A: The name of the song is "Songbird" and it's by Kenny G. (thanks to Jen, Milford, MI USAadd more info

Q: Does anyone know who the guitarist is on the John Mayer "Route 66" track? It really sounds like blues guitarist Jimmy Vaughn, but there are no details on the CD insert. (from Cheryl in Australia)
A: John Mayer plays the guitar on that track. (thanks to MusicMan, Arab, Alabamaadd more info
A: I really don't think thats John Mayer either. It sounds like either Jimmy Vaughn or Kenny Wayne Sheppard. I can't decide. That sound is one that really is hard to duplicate, I've never heard a John Mayer song that sounds like it, and suddenly out of the blue, he sounds like SRV. Don't think so. Anyone else know? (thanks to Kat, USAadd more info
A: It's definitely John. He's a phenomenal guitar player. He's surprisingly a significantly better player than Jimmy Vaughan. If you don't believe me get his live CD "Try!" and listen to the song "Out of My Mind" Some amazing blues guitar being played there. (thanks to Joe, Illinoisadd more info

Q: There's this really good techno-ish music playing in the background in certain racing scenes and it also plays when McQueen starts imagining how the other car will have all the attention when he's stuck to Bessie. The music is not in the CD and I really need it. What is this music? Any help will be greatly appreciated. (from someperson in uk - england)
A: Glad you like it - I was one of the writers. It was written for the movie but it's not available commercially. (thanks to bruno, venice, ca, usaadd more info

Q: Has anyone been able to find "Rollin in the Rearview"? (from Ron in Dallas)
A: Yes I have found "Rollin' in the Rearview." Access it here. (thanks to Cruiser H, England, Nottinghamadd more info
A: Their MySpace page doesn't have the song! Can u suggest a new link? (thanks to CyberBeast | iDJ, New Delhi, Indiaadd more info
A: here it is on YouTube (thanks to Spud, London, Englandadd more info

Q: There is a song playing in the movie with the lyrics about "...getting bruised, and I had plans and they involved you..." It's a slower song and sounds like whoever sings the song "Yellow." Do you know what I am talking about? (from cricket33 in Akron,PA, USA)
A: What scene is the song playing in? (thanks to Navihawk, VAadd more info

Q: I am looking for the bluegrass type tune that plays when Doc is racing in the desert (he thinks he's alone but Speed McQueen is watching). I checked the credits and couldn't identify it there. (from Macattak in Appleton, WI USA)
A: I believe it's part of Randy Newman's score. I was hoping that music was on the soundtrack as well, but unfortunately it's not. (thanks to Navihawk, VAadd more info
A: I love this piece of music. Any idea where I could buy music like this? (thanks to Po, vermontadd more info
A: The track is only available on Newman's For Your Consideration promo (the promotional score put together for the Oscars). It's called "Doc Racing" and is track number 13. I have the album! It's awesome! (thanks to Spud, London, Englandadd more info

Q: What's the song playing on the DVD's menu? (from Alex in Mexico)
A: It's an instrumental version of Sheryl Crowe's "Real Gone." (thanks to Andy, Salisbury, NC 28147add more info

Q: There's a short mid-tempo instrumental blues shuffle right after John Mayer's "Route 66" at the end of the movie. Does anyone know who the artist is? (from Bluesmanj in Encinitas, CA)
A: That's part of the song; the soundtrack has an even longer version. It's labeled "Route 66 (Extended Film Version)"... (thanks to Navihawk, VAadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song playing during Doc's solo dirt run, right after Lightning follows the tractor out of town? It's kinda twangy and the same tune, although it's in a more contemporary setting. It's also played when Lightning finally gets to try his left to turn right during the big race. (from Mystic Mom in Manitoba, Canada)
A: I answered this question above, but I'm happy to do it again: That instrumental piece is part of Randy Newman's score. Too bad it's not on the soundtrack. (thanks to Navihawk, VAadd more info
A: Okay, the cue by Randy Newman is called "Doc Racing" and is only available on the For Your Consideration "promo score." I have the score, and it's track 13. It's awesome! (thanks to Spud, London, Englandadd more info

Q: The credits, and this page, list "Elvira" as being in the movie. Another website lists the composer, and it turns out that it is indeed the same "Elvira" that's sung by the Oak Ridge Boys. But I don't know where the song is in the movie. I'm pretty sure it's not the version sung by the ORB; that would have been noticeable. So maybe it's an instrumental version of the song or something. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks! (from Navihawk in VA)
A: The song itself does not appear in the movie, but it is quoted in the scene where Lightning is paving the road while Mater is talking to him: "...boy you should have heard me on 'giddy-up-oom-poppa-mow-mow!'..." (thanks to Andy Page, Salisbury, NC USAadd more info
A: Thank you so much, Andy! I should have known that; I've seen the movie enough times that of course I know that scene. That was the only song I wasn't sure of, so at least now I know where every song (or part of a song) is in the movie that's listed in the credits... (thanks to Navihawk, VAadd more info
A: Actually he says "You shoulda heard me get low on the oom papa mow mow... chicks love it when I get low on the oom papa mow mow" (thanks to Chepa, Californiaadd more info
A: Actually he says both lines :) (thanks to been watching Cars every day, Denver, COadd more info

Q: Does anyone know where to find an instrumental version of Mark Johnson's song "Pick Up Truck"? Or even if an instrumental version exists???
...from Anne in Columbia, M.D. (answer Anne's question)

Q: Where can I find the lyric of "Real Gone" by Sheryl Crow? (from willempie in Netherlands)
A: You can find it at (thanks to Andey, Caliadd more info

Q: Where can I get a complete copy of the bluegrass instrumental by Randy Newman? I would like to hear the whole piece. (from jemmacpc in Ft White, FL, USA)
A: Hello, do you mean the music playing while Doc is racing? If so, I have the track. It's track 13 on the For Your Consideration "promo score." It's called (not surprisingly) "Doc Racing." (thanks to Spud, London, Englandadd more info

Q: What is the song playing before McQueen is found by the reporters in Radiator Springs? (from jake in trinidad)
A: That was "Sh-Boom" by The Chords. (thanks to Patrick, Manila, Philippinesadd more info

Q: What is the song playing at the end of the movie during the credits? Is it Tim McGraw? (from dorny in colorado)
A: You're probably referring to Brad Paisley's "Find Yourself." (thanks to Patrick, Manila, Philippinesadd more info

Q: What is the song playing during the end credits? It is not on the soundtrack. (from Annie in Florida)
A: The first is John Mayer's version of "Route 66" and immediately after that would be "Find Yourself" by Brad Paisley. (thanks to Patrick, Manila, Philippinesadd more info

Q: What's the song (in trumpet) that the jeep plays always before star spangled banned? (from Carlos in mexico)
A: That's the "Reveille" which is a bugle call used by the military to wake up their personnel. (thanks to Patrick, Manila, Philippinesadd more info

Q: What are the lyrics for "Rollin in the Rearview"? (from jimmy in gatlinburg,tn,us)
Chrome doesn't have a mind
To know what it's showing you
Zoom! Comin' from behind
Bet what I'm gonna do?

Jet black window down
Rolling the rhythm out
Drum! Where's it coming from?
All you be thinkin' bout

Boom! Comin' from the bass
Breakin' the bar to bits
Bam! Music in your face
Trippin' the hypocrites

Flash from my chariot
Pumped up and bumpin' it
Psych! Spinners in the wind
Ain't no comprehending it

Flame never be the same
Once I get next to you
Game over in the lane
Hear the exit calling you

Fear View 
Looking in Your Rear view
But the thing that scared you
Was Bigger'n it appeared to you

Fear View 
Looking in Your Rear view
But the thing that scared you
Was Bigger'n it appeared to you
(thanks to Patrick Tadeo, Manila, Philippinesadd more info

Q: What's the jazz song playing when they were crushing in the new road? (from Exodusyse in Tanzania)
A: "Sh-boom" by The Crew-Cuts (thanks to jules, c-vile paadd more info
A: The original is by the Crew Cuts (thanks to arsefacey, buena park, caadd more info

Q: What's the song playing over the DVD menu screen? It's like a techno version of "Real Gone" (from Nash in Australia)
A: It's actually an instrumental version of "Real Gone" (thanks to seth, hawaiiadd more info

Q: There is an instrumental part of James Taylor's song "Our Town" that plays right after Lightning McQueen leaves Radiator Springs. Does anyone know who did this instrumental? It is short, but sounds great. (from Nick in Burgaw)
A: Randy Newman, probably. He did all of the instrumental music for the film. (thanks to SrSradd more info

Q: What's the song playing when MAC is transporting MCQUEEN to California just after he did the advertising thing? It starts with electric guitar. (from Osa in Egypt)
A: "Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts (thanks to Matt, PAadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when McQueen is trying to escape from the town and finally finds that he has no petrol?
...from Medved in Russia (answer Medved's question)

Q: Who played bass guitar in the song "Real Gone" by Sheryl Crow? A friend says it was a stand in for an original member - stand in name Kris Snyder supposedly, is this correct?
...from Des in Vestal (answer Des's question)

Q: What is the instrumental piece playing from DJ while the big truck Mike was picked on?
...from Lyn in SLC, UT (answer Lyn's question)

Q: What is the guitar song that plays when Doc races and Lightning sees him?
...from Dr. pepper in phoenix arizona (answer Dr. pepper's question)

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