Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saturday Playlist #21: Oscar's Greatest Songs

The Oscar for Music (Original Song) this year went to Randy Newman for Toy Story 3's 'We Belong Together'. Anyone remember how that goes? Thought not.

But despite having rewarded some totally forgettable songs in the past, not to mention some proper ear-rape (if there was any justice in the world James Horner, Will Jennings and Celine Dion would currently be doing multiple life sentences for 'My Heart Will Go On'), there have also been some songs so good that not only have they taken the little gold-plated fella away but they've also entered the public consciousness to the point where we often forget they were written specifically for films.
So sit back, strap on the leg-warmers for the Fame / Flashdance double bill and bust a cap in someone's ass or whatever it is Eminem does, as you...



  1. Friends of Dorothy will of course love 'Over The Rainbow' while others have been seduced by the Eva Cassidy version. links to Katherine Hepburn singing 'Moon River' which I like.

    I like the other tracks apart from the last two because I have not tried to lose myself under the sea.

    My favourite on Playlist #21 is 'Shaft' which is Isaac Hayes at his best. He later found fame as the chef in South Park. He wrote 'C.R.E.A.M' for 8 Mile. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain do a good version and their 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly is brilliant

    Absorbing and pleasant playlist. The Incredible Suit does it again.

  2. Marge Gunderson5 March 2011 at 23:31

    A lovely list of fantastic songs, every one an eraworm (in a good way). Cheers! :D

  3. Marge Gunderson5 March 2011 at 23:32

    of course I meant an earworm, but eraworm kinda works too ;D

  4. Senior moment - I meant Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River.

  5. No It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp from Hustle and Flow?

  6. C.R.E.A.M.???? WRITTEN FOR 8 MILE????!?!??!!??

  7. Here is the listing from 8 Mile soudtrack. Isaac Hayes contributed to the performance in the film.

    Written by Ghostface Killah (as Dennis Coles), RZA (as Robert Diggs Jr.),
    The GZA (as Gary Grice), U-God (as Lemont Hawkins), Isaac Hayes, Inspectah Deck (as Jason Hunter),
    , Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones), David Porter, Method Man (as Clifford Smith) and Raekwon (as Corey Woods)
    Performed by Wu Tang Clan
    Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, A Unit of BMG Music
    Under license from BMG Special Products
    Contains samples of "As Long As I've Got You"
    Performed by Charmels
    Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
    By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

  8. Cash Rules Everything Around Me
    C.R.E.A.M., get the money
    Dollar, dollar bill y'all, oh yeah