So, if you’ve followed along, I’ve posted some of the best song winners and nominations from over the last 70+ years of Academy Award history. I left out the really early stuff since I figured it wouldn’t hold much interest for my young audience. I didn’t do every year and pretty much stuck with the stuff I thought would be the most interesting and some of my favorites. I tried to use video from the movie since that’s what we are talking about but not all had great sound quality or were available. I stuck in a few that were nominee’s but didn’t win because we’ve either heard them a million times or I thought they would have been a better choice and not picked because they were from the more popular movie. I stopped at around the mid 80’s because the category started to become all about Disney songs and whatever Randy Newman was pumping out year after year. Sorry, not really a fan of either so to me that’s really when the best stuff ended. There’s been some good scores lately but as far as best original song? It’s a virtual cheese factory year after year. This year there seems to only be 2 original songs up for an award and one is from the muppet movie. ?? yeah, well thankfully I only watch to see the pretty dresses and shiny jewelry.

See you on the red carpet on Sunday folks (and by red carpet i mean my red couch in front of the TV)!

Jonny Greenwood

1985 (58th) Best Original Song Nominee “Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)” • The Color Purple • Music: Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton • Lyrics: Quincy Jones and Lionel RichieThe winner that year was “Say You, Say Me” -White Nights, music and lyrics Lionel Richie

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The Color Purple 1985 (Tata Vega – Miss Celie’s…, posted with vodpod

Another Nominee but so good had to post this one instead of the winner “Flashdance”. 1983 (56th) “Over You” — Tender Mercies • Music and lyrics: Austin Roberts and Bobby Hart


February 25, 2012

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Out here on my own! – Irene Cara – Fama, posted with vodpod

1982 (55th) Oscar winning best original song “Up Where We Belong” — An Officer and a Gentleman • Music: Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie • Lyrics: Will Jennings

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