Did They Get it Right? – Best Original Song – Oscars 2000

DTGIR 2000

This was the year where no one had much to say about the Oscar Song Performances besides the fact that Bjork showed up in what looked like a swan costume.

None of these five songs are terrible, but then again none are very memorable either.

It’s always interesting to think about what makes the voters choose a particular song to win and I have a strong feeling that many just voted for the legendary Bob Dylan to take home Gold despite the fact that the song is a compilation of mumbles.

Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)

  •  “A Fool in Love” – Meet the Parents • Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman

  • “I’ve Seen It All” – Dancer in the Dark • Music: Björk • Lyrics: Lars von Trier and Sjón

  • “A Love Before Time” – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon • Music: Jorge Calandrelli and Tan Dun • Lyrics: James Schamus

  • “My Funny Friend and Me” – The Emperor’s New Groove • Music: Sting and David Hartley • Lyrics: Sting

  • “Things Have Changed” – Wonder Boys – Music and Lyrics: Bob Dylan


Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)

  • Not Quite Paradise – Bliss 66 (Titan A.E.)

  • Pure Shores – All Saints (The Beach)

  • When You Come Back to Me – Garth Brooks – (Frequency)

  • Win – Brian McKnight (Men of Honor)


My Rankings:


  • 5. – I’ve Seen it All
  • 4. – My Funny Friend and Me
  • 3. – A Fool in Love
  • 2. – Things Have Changed
  • 1. – A Love Before Time



  • 5. – Dancing in the Dark (Never seen)
  • 4. – The Emperor’s New Groove
  • 3. – Wonder Boys
  • 2. – Meet the Parents
  • 1. – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Nope, not this year


Let me know what you think about these songs!

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