Our Town (James Taylor song)

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"Our Town"
Song by James Taylor
from the album Cars: The Soundtrack
Language English
Format Digital download
Recorded2006
Length4:07
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s) Randy Newman
Producer(s) Darla K. Anderson

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

Song composition for voice(s)

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Walt Disney Pictures American film studio and a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios

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Story

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

Ballad form of verse, often a narrative set to music

A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music. Ballads derive from the medieval French chanson balladée or ballade, which were originally "danced songs". Ballads were particularly characteristic of the popular poetry and song of Ireland and Britain from the later medieval period until the 19th century. They were widely used across Europe, and later in Australia, North Africa, North America and South America. Ballads are often 13 lines with an ABABBCBC form, consisting of couplets of rhymed verse, each of 14 syllables. Another common form is ABAB or ABCB repeated, in alternating 8 and 6 syllable lines.

An economy is an area of the production, distribution, or trade, and consumption of goods and services by different agents. Understood in its broadest sense, 'The economy is defined as a social domain that emphasize the practices, discourses, and material expressions associated with the production, use, and management of resources'. Economic agents can be individuals, businesses, organizations, or governments. Economic transactions occur when two groups or parties agree to the value or price of the transacted good or service, commonly expressed in a certain currency. However, monetary transactions only account for a small part of the economic domain.

Radiator Springs is a fictional town in the Cars series created as a composite of multiple real places on historic U.S. Route 66 from Kansas to Arizona. It appears in the 2006 Pixar film Cars and the associated franchise, as well as a section of the Disney California Adventure theme park.

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. The same night, Newman's work for Cars won for Music in an Animated Feature Production at the 34th Annie Awards. [1] Cars: The Soundtrack The film was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth .

34th Annie Awards

The ceremony for the 34th Annual Annie Awards, honoring the best in animation in 2006, was held on February 11, 2007 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

<i>Cars</i> (soundtrack) compilation album

Cars is the soundtrack to the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film of the same name. It was released on June 6, 2006 by Walt Disney Records. Nine songs from the soundtrack are from popular and contemporary artists. The styles of these songs vary between pop, blues, country, and rock. The remaining eleven pieces are orchestral scores composed and conducted by Randy Newman. The soundtrack was released three days before the film's release into theaters.

I Need to Wake Up 2006 song by Melissa Etheridge

"I Need to Wake Up" is a song by Melissa Etheridge, written for the 2006 documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. It is the first instance of a documentary film winning the Best Song category, beating three songs nominated from the musical film Dreamgirls and one from the Pixar animated film Cars.

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