My son and I saw Cars over the weekend and I LOVED the movie! The music was incredible, a perfect backdrop to the story and stunning visuals.
Frankly, I'm surprised I like this CD so much because I am NOT a fan of country music! In fact, I (ordinarily) despise it. But Sheryl Crow's rockin' Real Gone and Rascal Flatts' cover of Life is a Highway are AWESOME! I keep crankin' the latter because it's just a FUN song when done by Rascal Flatts! (Never liked the original, believe it or not.)
There's some oldie tunes sprinkled throughout, and my son enjoys both versions of Route 66. A lot. In fact, he's upstairs toggling between those two songs!
If you saw the movie and thought it was as OUTSTANDING (and heartwarming) as I did, this Soundtrack will engender those same "feel good" feelings. Randy Newman's ethereal, moving strings are magnificent, so the instrumental parts are excellent. "Tractor Tipping" is a rousing hoe-down of a song that makes me smile because I remember the hilarious scene with Mater and Lightning in the field!
Cars: The Soundtrack is a great CD for the whole family (unless you have someone who absolutely hates all forms of country music no matter what--like my husband!). But if you've seen the movie, you'll likely enjoy this fun soundtrack (even if you're not a fan of country music like me!)
P.S. This CD comes with a cool fold-out which shows the colorful folks from Radiator Springs.