Did They Get it Right? – Best Original Song – Oscars 2013

DTGIR 2013

This was the year where Disney finally found their way back into the limelight in the Original Song category. The song Let it Go just blew away the competition and is such a memorable song.  Ordinary Love is also a great song, but too politicized (which is why it won The Globe), the other three songs are all good, but not great.

Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)

  • “Happy” – Despicable Me 2 • Music and Lyrics: Pharrell Williams

  • “The Moon Song” – Her • Music: Karen O • Lyrics: Karen O and Spike Jonze

  • “Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom • Music: Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, and Adam Clayton (U2) • Lyrics: Bono

  • “Alone Yet Not Alone” – Alone Yet Not Alone written by Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel. Nomination was revoked prior to voting when the Academy concluded that Broughton’s request “For Your Consideration” was inconsistent with promotional regulations

  • “Let It Go” – Frozen – Music and Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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

  • Sweeter Than Fiction – Taylor Swift (One Chance)

  • Please Mr. Kennedy – Cast (Inside Llewyn Davis)

  • I See Fire – Ed Sheeren – (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

  • Wild and Young – American Bang (The Smurfs 2)

My Rankings:


  • 5. – Alone Yet Not Alone
  • 4. – Happy
  • 3. – The Moon Song
  • 2. – Ordinary Love
  • 1. – Let it Go


  • 5. – Alone Yet Not Alone (Never seen)
  • 4. – Despicable Me 2
  • 3. – Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom
  • 2. – Her
  • 1. – Frozen

Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Yea, This is a return to form for Disney and they definitely chose a great song for Frozen which is so much better than the rest of the competition!

Let me know what you think about these songs!

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