This year is yet another great edition to the songs of the movies from the 90’s.
I enjoy 4 of the 5 songs here and as you’ll see later on, I found a bunch of other options that could have been included.
I’m a huge fan of The Prince of Egypt, so my list is filled with more selections from that soundtrack among others
Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)
- “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Armageddon • Music and Lyrics: Diane Warren
- “The Prayer” – Quest for Camelot • Music: Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster • Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tony Renis (Italian translation), and Alberto Testa (Italian translation)
- “A Soft Place to Fall” – The Horse Whisperer • Music and Lyrics: Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
- “That’ll Do” – Babe: Pig in the City • Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman
- “When You Believe” – The Prince of Egypt – Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)
- Uninvited – Alannis Morisette (City of Angels)
- Can’t Hardly Wait – Paul Westerberg (Can’t Hardly Wait)
- Why Can’t We Be Friends – (Lethal Weapon 4)
- Deliver Us – Ofra Haza (Prince of Egypt)
- All I Ever Wanted – Amick Byram (Prince of Egypt)
- I Will Get There – Boys II Men (Prince of Egypt)
- Through Heaven’s Eyes – K-Ci & Jojo (Prince of Egypt)
- Humanity – Boys II Men (Prince of Egypt)
- Turn Back Time – Aqua (Sliding Doors)
- 5. – A Soft Place to Fall
- 4. – That’ll Do
- 3. – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
- 2. – The Prayer
- 1. – When You Believe
- 5. – The Horse Whisperer
- 4. – Quest For Camelot
- 3. – Babe
- 2. – Armageddon
- 1. – Prince of Egypt
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Most definitely, When You Believe is such an amazing and deserving song of this award!
Let me know what you think about these songs!