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  • "Cars 2" Soundtrack Includes Brad Paisley, Weezer, The Cars

    Thu, 12 May 2011 12:06:58

    "Cars 2" Soundtrack Includes Brad Paisley, Weezer, The Cars - The score was done by an Oscar and Grammy winner, too

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    Fully loaded with global locales, fast-paced racing, international espionage and a touching tale of friendship, Cars 2 also features an amped up score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, plus music from alternative rock legends Weezer, country music hitmaker Brad Paisley, bestselling British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, French superstar Bénabar and the power pop Japanese girl band Perfume. The international lineup puts the tune in tune-up as the Cars characters hit the road on a worldwide tour full of epic adventure.

    Providing their own unique take on the 1984 pop hit, "You Might Think" (written by Ric Ocasek and originally performed by The Cars) is the chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling American alternative rock band Weezer. Weezer burst on the scene in 1992, and has produced nine albums to date. "The song is going to play in the scene where Lightning McQueen and Mater go to Japan," says Weezer's Brian Bell, "which is great for us because it sort of mirrors our experiences in Japan—there was a little bit of culture shock."

    Bell says the band was surprised at the complexity of the song, saying, "When we really dug deep into the song, we saw the genius of the arrangement and how all these relatively simplistic parts worked together to create this amazing fabric of sound."

    Are you going to see Cars 2?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.12.11




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