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
Recorded 2008
Genre Rock
Length 5:58
Label Walt Disney
Real World
Writer(s) Peter Gabriel
Thomas Newman
Peter Gabriel chronology
"Burn You Up, Burn You Down (Big Blue Ball Version)"
"Down to Earth"
The Book of Love / Not One of Us

"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.[1] The song was released as a digital download single on July 6, 2008.[2]

Chart performance

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 73
UK Singles Chart [4] 118


  1. "WALL•E Soundtrack". Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  2. "Down to Earth by Peter Gabriel". Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  3. "Peter Gabriel and The Soweto Gospel Choir - Down To Earth - Music Charts". Retrieved 2010-02-08.
  4. "Chart Log UK: G". Retrieved 2009-09-25.
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