This was an ok year for songs. Being a HUGE fan of Les Miserables and think the whole soundtrack is amazing, the fact that they were able to add a great new song that fits the tone and atmosphere of the story is incredible.
Adele’s way of singing Skyfall is also great, but I must say that (to me at least), the other 3 songs nominated aren’t very memorable at all.
Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)
- “Before My Time” – Chasing Ice • Music and Lyrics: J. Ralph
- “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” – Ted • Music: Walter Murphy • Lyrics: Seth MacFarlane
- “Pi’s Lullaby” – Life of Pi • Music: Mychael Danna • Lyrics: Bombay Jayashri
- “Suddenly” – Les Misérables • Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg • Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
- “Skyfall” – Skyfall – Music and Lyrics: Adele and Paul Epworth
Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)
- Touch the Sky – Julie Fowlis (Brave)
- Need Someone – Mary J. Blige (The Invisible War)
- When Can I See You Again? – Owl City (Wreck-it Ralph)
- Sugar Rush – AKB48 (Wreck-it Ralph)
- 5. – Before My Time
- 4. – Pi’s Lullaby
- 3. – Everybody Needs a Best Friend
- 2. – Skyfall
- 1. – Suddenly
- 5. – Chasing Ice (Never Seen)
- 4. – Ted (Never Seen)
- 3. – The Life of Pi
- 2. – Skyfall
- 1. – Les Miserables
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Nope. I think Skyfall is a great song, but I’m a huge fan of Les Mis and think that Suddenly is slightly more deserving.
Let me know what you think about these songs!