This year has some amazing songs that were nominated and also some that didn’t make the cut for whatever reason. I’m a huge fan of Roxette, Bryan Adams, True Romance and Groundhog Day so I’m shocked that none of them got the recognition they deserved.
That being said, the 5 nominees are also great and moving songs and ultimately the winner was well deserving in it’s own right. C’mon it’s Bruce….
Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)
- “Again” – Poetic Justice • Music and Lyrics: Janet Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis
- “The Day I Fall in Love” – Beethoven’s 2nd • Music and Lyrics: Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram, and Clif Magness
- “Philadelphia” – Philadelphia • Music and Lyrics: Neil Young
- “A Wink and a Smile” – Sleepless in Seattle • Music: Marc Shaiman • Lyrics: Ramsey McLean
- “Streets of Philadelphia” – Philadelphia – Music and Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)
- Will You Be There – Michael Jackson (Free Willy)
- Weatherman – Delbert McClinton (Groundhog Day)
- My Heart and Soul – Stephen Bishop (Heart & Souls)
- Mr. Jones – Countin Crows (Mr. Jones)
- All for Love – Sting, Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams (The Three Musketeers)
- Almost Unreal- Roxette (Super Mario Brothers)
- Two Hearts – Chris Isaak (True Romance)
- In Dreams – John Waite (True Romance)
- 5. – Again
- 4. – A Wink and A Smile
- 3. – The Day I Fall in Love
- 2. – Philadelphia
- 1. – Streets of Philadelphia
- 4. – Poetic Justice (Never Seen)
- 3. – Beethoven’s 2nd
- 2. – Sleepless in Seattle
- 1. – Philadelphia
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Most definitely, such a powerful song that constantly hits its mark every time I listen to it. Bruce at his very best!! I still like All for Love more and can’t understand why it wasn’t even nominated tho.
Let me know what you think about these songs!