Michael Giacchino

Cars 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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The sequel to Disney's 2006 Academy Award-nominated animated adventure Cars, the appropriately titled Cars 2, finds the misfit group of four-wheeled buddies heading overseas for a little international adventure. The film’s soundtrack reflects these changes, swapping out previous maestro Randy Newman with the extremely capable Michael Giacchino, and front-loading the collection with five very different pop songs. Weezer kicks things off with a solid, if way too literal, rendition of the Cars' “You Might Think,” followed by a Brad Paisley two-fer that includes a clever “you say tomato, I say tomahto”-style, Nashville-meets-Europe jam called “Collision of Worlds" with British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, and “Nobody’s Fool,” midtempo exposition piece that’s custom-made for a heartfelt character montage. Also included is a light and airy piece from French superstar Bénabar and a club-ready dance-pop gem from Japanese power pop outfit Perfume called "Polyrhythm."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:07
2 3:36
3 2:49
4 4:17
5 4:09
Cars 2, film score
6 0:52
7 5:54
8 0:43
9 1:40
10 1:59
11 5:40
12 2:39
13 1:22
14 2:26
15 0:48
16 2:55
17 2:13
18 0:59
19 1:31
20 2:24
21 3:17
22 2:17
23 1:03
24 2:22
25 1:30
26 0:52
27
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