Down to Earth (Peter Gabriel song)
|"Down to Earth"|
|Single by Peter Gabriel featuring The Soweto Gospel Choir|
|from the album WALL•E: Soundtrack from the Motion Picture|
|Released||June 10, 2008|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Peter Gabriel chronology|
"Down to Earth" is a song written and performed by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, released on June 10, 2008 by Walt Disney Records and Real World Records. Composed by Gabriel and Thomas Newman, with lyrics by Gabriel, and featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir, the song is the 37th song on the soundtrack to the Disney/Pixar film WALL•E, where it is also featured over the end credits.
The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 66th Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards, but lost to Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" from The Wrestler and A. R. Rahman's "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire, respectively. However, "Down to Earth" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2009.
The song saw release as a promotional single for the Pixar animated feature film WALL•E on June 10, 2008. The song was released as a digital download single on July 6, 2008.
|Canadian Singles Chart||73|
|UK Singles Chart||118|