Cars 3 Soundtrack: Music For the Whole Family

cars 3 soundtrack

Cars 3 is out today which also means that the Cars 3 soundtrack is making its debut.

Music has long been something that I have found comfort in. I remember when my parents got me my first radio and I used to sit there listening to the radio with my fingers planted on the record button waiting patiently to make myself a mixtape of some of my favourite songs.

As I grew older and discovered the library I would spend hours listening to soundtracks of movies, reliving my favourite parts, singing along. My parents fueled my love of music by having a large, varied collection that they would play often. We try to have the same atmosphere in our home today.

Between my husband and I, our music tastes are as varied as they come. Add in the new music the kids are listening too and our house is an eclectic mix of old and new favourites. The best though is when an obvious classic gets remade so the kids enjoy while we stroll down memory lane–wait we’re not that old.cars 3 soundtrack  

Cars 3

The Cars franchise was the first big obsession in our lives as parents. My oldest watched it religiously, we watched it religiously with him, and every birthday, holiday and favourite outfit was either Lightning McQueen or Mater. My oldest still refuses to get rid of any of his Cars toys, Mater is now passed onto our youngest, and tonight we have a date at the movie theatre to see the New Cars 3 movie.

cars 3 soundtrack

Its not often we find a movie that the whole family will enjoy, even less often that we like a whole trilogy, but Cars has a place in our hearts. Filled with lessons on friendship, never giving up and straight up good times, it is a winner in our books.

cars 3 soundtrack

Cars 3 Soundtrack

cars 3 soundtrack

With the release of the new Cars 3 movie comes the Cars 3 Soundtrack to listen to at home. The soundtrack takes old faves and revamps them with new covers and two bonus tracks not included in the movie. The kids won’t even know that they are enjoying songs we jammed to when we were younger. 

Covers include

  • “Kings Highway,” originally released in 1991 by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, covered by 23-year-old British singer-songwriter James Bay
  • Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit “Glory Days” covered by Grammy®-nominated performer Andra Day, who voices Sweet Tea in the film
  • *The Beatles’ classic 1965 song “Drive My Car” covered by Hollywood Records artist Jorge Blanco.
  •  *“Freeway of Love,” made famous in 1985 by Aretha Franklin, covered by actress Lea DeLaria, who also provides the voice of Miss Fritter, a school bus-turned-demolition-derby-queen in “Cars 3.”

So if you have not already made the decision to see the Cars 3 movie set up a date and pick up the soundtrack while you are at it…it promises to keep both young kids and parents entertained.



This post is in partnership with Universal Music & Disney. All opinions are our own.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kristen visser
    June 16, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    my kids would totally love this movie….and the toys of course! I dont think i would ever be able to take the cars away from them!

  2. Lynda Cook
    June 17, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Cars has some pretty awesome toys out for the kids, lots of fun!!

  3. Treen Goodwin
    June 18, 2017 / 9:00 am

    My Grandson would love this , he loves Cars and he’s always dancing to the movies songs 🙂

  4. Laurie P
    June 21, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Love the soundtrack selection!

  5. heidi c.
    June 22, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    My kids really enjoyed Cars 3. My husband even said that he felt that it was the best of the trilogy.

  6. Debbie White Beattie
    June 25, 2017 / 4:59 am

    What an awesome collection of Cars 3 toys. Oh and FYI I love the fact that your daughter is playing with the toys and tools that boys usually play with; Way to go girl !
    P.S. I love the music from the soundtrack

  7. Corry L.
    June 25, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    My son would sure love this! Looking forward to seeing the movie next weekend!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    June 29, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I have no doubt that once my grandchildren have seen this movie that we will be hearing the songs day in and day out for quite some time 🙂

  9. AD
    July 1, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    My boys loved Cars when they were little; I have to introduce my godson to the movies! The toys look great.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 3, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I’ve not seen Cars 3 movie but I did like the others. I’m not a music fan but my grandchildren have the new songs from Disney movies off by heart in no time at all. 🙂