Music Monday: Down to Earth (Wall*E)
One of my family's favorite Disney - Pixar movie is Wall*E (2008). They love the story and teh characters of Wall*E, Eve and M-O. One of the songs from this movie is "Down to Earth" that was written by English rock singer, Peter Gabriel. Gabriel had been a member of the band, Genesis, of which Phil Collins (Tarzan) had also been a member of. It is interesting that both Gabriel and Collins would separately compose music for a Disney film.
"Down to Earth" was recognized with a 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. The song also featured the Soweto Gospel Choir. When asked to perform the song at the Oscar ceremony that year, Gabriel refused since they wanted him to do an abbreviated version of the song. However, the song would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in 2009.