Did They Get it Right? – Best Original Song – Oscars 1993

DTGIR 1993

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)


My Rankings:


  • 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!

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