Rascal Flatts Releases "Life Is A Highway"
In 2006, American country music band Rascal Flatts covered this song for the Disney/Pixar animated film Cars.
The movie was released on June 9, 2006. The song sold a large quantity of digital downloads, leading to a top ten peak on the Hot 100. In addition, the cover was placed as a bonus track on later versions of the album Me and My Gang, and also was included on their Greatest Hits Volume 1. This version also won the "Favorite Song from a Movie" award at the 33rd People's Choice Awards. The instrumental of the Rascal Flatts' cover version was prominently featured in the Top Gear American special aired February 11, 2007.
The music video portrays the three band members pulling into a drive-in theater driving three vintage vehicles. The cars are allusive to three characters from the movie: Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and Mater. As the projector rolls, scenes from the Disney/Pixar movie Cars are shown as the band plays through the number.
Chart (2006): Peak Position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs: 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100: 7
U.S. Billboard Pop 100: 9
Canadian Radio & Records Country Singles: 10