In addition to Michael Giacchino's original score, Cars 2 will feature music by country star Brad Paisley, British solo artist Robbie Williams, alternative rockers Weezer, French singer/songwriter Bénabar, and Japanese girl pop group Perfume.
Paisley and Williams perform a duet called "Collision of Worlds". "It’s an international kind of song that’s inspired very much by the film," says Williams in the press release.
A second song, "Nobody’s Fool," is written and performed by Paisley, who drew inspiration from what he calls "the most heartbreaking scene in the movie," which is about Mater painfully realizing that others think he's an idiot.
Weezer perform a cover of The Cars' 1984 hit "You Might Think".
For more international flavour, Giacchino co-wrote a song in French titled "Mon coeur fait vroum" ("My Heart Goes Vroom") that introduces Paris in the film. The song is performed by Bénabar.
Perfume’s Japanese single "Polyrhythm" will be heard as Lightning McQueen and Mater attend the World Grand Prix opening night gala in Tokyo.
The Cars 2 soundtrack album will be available on CD and download from Walt Disney Records on June 14.