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Our Town (Randy Newman song)

"Our Town"
Song by James Taylor from the album Cars: The Soundtrack
Format Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, blues, rock[1][2]
Length 4:07
Label Walt Disney
Writer Randy Newman
Language English
Producer Darla K. Anderson
Cars: The Soundtrack track listing
"Behind the Clouds"
"Our Town"

"Our Town" is a song used in the 2006 DisneyยทPixar film Cars. It was written by longtime Pixar contributor Randy Newman and recorded by James Taylor.


  • Story 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • Awards and Nominations 3
  • References 4


The song is a ballad that recounts the economic decline of the fictional town of Radiator Springs after the creation of Interstate 40.

In popular culture

The song became immensely popular, and later became an anthem for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Awards and Nominations

At the 49th Grammy Awards (given on February 11, 2007), the song won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.[2] The same night, Newman's work for Cars won for Music in an Animated Feature Production at the 34th Annie Awards.[2] The film was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.[2]


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