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"Down to Earth"
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Single by Peter Gabriel featuring The Soweto Gospel Choir
from the album WALL·E: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Released June 10, 2008
Recorded 2008
Length 5:58
  • Walt Disney
  • Real World
  • Peter Gabriel (music and lyrics)
  • Thomas Newman (music)
Peter Gabriel singles 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 co-written and performed by English rock musician Peter Gabriel for the 2008 computer-animated Disney-Pixar film WALL·E. It was 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 album to WALL·E, in which it is featured over the end credits.


The song saw release as a promotional single for the Pixar animated feature film WALL·E on June 10, 2008. It was released as a digital download single on July 6, 2008.

"As a kid I loved animation, so I'm a huge Pixar fan," Gabriel explained to Mark Blake. "I have seen WALL·E many times as I have young children. It was also great to work with the scorer Thomas Newman... He wrote the best TV theme tune ever: for Six Feet Under."

Chart performance

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 73
UK Singles Chart 118
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