With Cars 3 under a month away, excitement is definitely building, further fuelled by the fact that two new Cars 3 soundtracks are available for pre-order starting today: the Cars 3 Original Score Soundtrack (pre-order digitally or via Amazon), and the Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (pre-order digitally or via Amazon).
The original score is composed and conducted by Randy Newman, who has written the music for a number of Pixar films in the past, including the first Cars movie. Cars 3 appears to be ‘returning to its roots’ in a sense, focusing again on Lightning McQueen as the main protagonist. With Newman reprising his role as conductor for the movie, it seems that this decision is being mirrored in the soundtrack – a decision that is sure to give Cars 3 that classic ‘Pixar’ nostalgic feeling.
Here’s the full track list:
- Storm’s Winning Streak
- When All Your Friends Are Gone/Crash
- Doc’s Painful Demise
- Mater on the Horn
- Sistine Chapel on Wheels
- Temple of Rust-eze
- A Career on a Wall/Electronic Suit
- Drip Pan
- McQueen’s Wild Ride
- Biggest Brand in Racing
- Fireball Beach
- Pull Over, Now!/Cruz’s Racing Dreams
- If This Track Could Talk
- Letter About You
- Smokey Starts Training/A Blaze of Glory
- Starting Dead Last
- Flashback & Pit Stop
- Through the Pack
- Victory Lane
- The Fabulous Lightning McQueen
In addition to the original score, Cars 3 will also feature an album of eight songs (two of which are bonus tracks), including both covers and originals inspired by Cars 3 with artists Dan Auerbach, James Bay, Brad Paisley, Andra Day, ZZ Ward, Jorge Blanco, and Lea DeLaria (who voices the new Cars 3 character Miss Fritter!). The original song “Run That Race”, written and performed by Dan Auerbach, will play in the movie’s opening, while ZZ Ward’s original song “Ride” will play during the end-credits.
- Run That Race by Dan Auerbach
- Kings Highway by James Bay
- Truckaroo by Brad Paisley
- Thunder Hollow Breakdown by Brad Paisley
- Glory Days by Andra Day
- Ride [feat. Gary Clark Jr.] by ZZ Ward
- Drive my Car by Jorge Blanco (The Beatles cover) *BONUS TRACK*
- Freeway of Love by Lea DeLaria (Aretha Franklin cover) *BONUS TRACK*
With such varied and exciting soundtracks, it’ll be a joy to sit through the credits in theatres next month (hopefully in anticipation of a bonus end-credit scene!) Cars 3 will be released in North American theatres June 16th.