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
Genre
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.

Contents

Story

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

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] The song was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth .

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