Chris Stapleton performs this country rambler for the soundtrack of the Toy Story 4 movie. He sings it over the closing credits.
Randy Newman's heartfelt yet childlike lyrics are from the perspective of Woody, the animated Toy Story cowboy voiced by Tom Hanks.
You can't be happy when you're all by yourself Go on, tell me I'm wrong When someone takes you down from the shelf and plays with you some It's wonderful I was a lonesome cowboy But not anymore
Newman explained: "Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world."
Newman was involved with all three previous Toy Story movies, including the classic song "You've Got A Friend In Me." He also contributed another new tune to the Toy Story 4 soundtrack: "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away."
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"