Did They Get it Right? – Best Original Song – Oscars 1982


DTGIR 1982

This is another year where I think they got it right because the winning song truly is amazing (and it’s performed with such enthusiasm on stage) The other 4 songs are all pretty good, but this one is just better

Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)

  • “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” – Best Friends • Music: Michel Legrand • Lyrics: Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

  • “Eye of the Tiger” – Rocky III • Music and Lyrics: Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan

  • “It Might Be You” – Tootsie • Music: Dave Grusin • Lyrics: Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

  • “If We Were In Love” – Yes, Giorgio • Music: John Williams • Lyrics: Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman

  • “Up Where We Belong” – An Officer and a Gentleman – Music: Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie • Lyrics: Will Jennings

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

  • Do it For Our Country – Cast (Grease 2)

  • I Just Want to Be Your Friend – Jeffrey Osborne (The Toy)

  • Reproduction – Cast (Grease 2)

  • Score Tonight – Cast (Grease 2)

  • Tootsie – Stephen Bishop (Tootsie)

  • Who’s That Guy – Cast (Grease 2)

My Rankings:

Songs

  • 5. – If We Were In Love
  • 4. – How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
  • 3. – It Might Be you
  • 2. – Eye of the Tiger
  • 1. – Up Where We Belong

Movies

  • 5. – Yes, Giorgio (Never seen)
  • 4. – Best Friends
  • 3. – Tootsie
  • 2. – Rocky III
  • 1. – An Officer and a Gentleman

Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Most Definitely. This song is AMAZING!!!

Let me know what you think about these songs!

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