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49 Songs Queue for 2008 Oscar®

Beverly Hills, CA — Forty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 81st Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by song title:

“Another Way to Die” from “Quantum of Solace”

“Barking at the Moon” from “Bolt”

“The Boys Are Back” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Broken and Bent” from “Role Models”

“By the Boab Tree” from “Australia”

“The Call” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”

“Can I Have This Dance” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Chase the Morning” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

“Chromaggia” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

“The Code of Life” from “My Dream”

“Code of Silence” from “Save Me”

“Count on Me” from “The Women”

“Di Notte” from “The Lodger”

“Djoyigbe” from “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”

“Dracula’s Lament” from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

“Drive” from “Fuel”

“Forever” from “They Killed Sister Dorothy”

“High School Musical” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Gran Torino” from “Gran Torino”

“I Thought I Lost You” from “Bolt”

“I Want It All” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“In Rodanthe” from “Nights in Rodanthe”

“It Ain’t Right” from “Dark Streets”

“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

“Just Getting Started” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Just Wanna Be with You” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Little Person” from “Synecdoche, New York”

“The Little Things” from “Wanted”

“A Night to Remember” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Nothing but the Truth” from “Nothing but the Truth”

“Now or Never” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

“Once in a Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records”

“Right Here Right Now” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Right to Dream” from “Tennesee”

“Rock Me Sexy Jesus” from “Hamlet 2”

“Scream” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“The Story” from “My Blueberry Nights”

“Sweet Ballad” from “Yes Man”

“Too Much Juice” from “Dark Streets”

“The Traveling Song” from “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”

“Trouble the Water” from “Trouble the Water”

“Up to Our Nex” from “Rachel Getting Married”

“Walk Away” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Waterline” from “Pride and Glory”

“The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler”

“Yes Man” from “Yes Man”

“Zydrate Anatomy” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

On Tuesday, January 6, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.

A DVD copy of the song clips will be made available to those branch members who are unable to attend the screening and who request it for home viewing. A mail-in ballot will be provided.

A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any film. If more than two songs from a film are in contention, the two songs with the most votes will be the nominees.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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The ones I know of are -

“Another Way to Die” from “Quantum of Solace”

“The Call” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”

“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”

“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

“Now or Never” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (well all of HSM3 sadly)

“Rock Me Sexy Jesus” from “Hamlet 2”

“The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler”

Of those I expect 'The Call', 'The Wrsetler', 'Down To Earth' and maybe 'Jai Ho' to get nods. I hope Peter Gabriel wins for 'Down To Earth' but expect Broooooooooce to take it with 'The Wrestler'...

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“The Boys Are Back” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Can I Have This Dance” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“High School Musical” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Just Getting Started” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Just Wanna Be with You” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“A Night to Remember” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Now or Never” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Right Here Right Now” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Scream” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Walk Away” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

If any these tuneless puiles of crap win, the Oscars were probally bribed. Pure sh!t.

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Please -- just something with a NICE, memorable melody. I can't recall the winning songs of the last few years. They have been SOOO UNmemorable!!

Particularly this decade. Look at these "winners."

2000 "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys

2001 "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.

2002 "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile

2003 "Into the West" from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 "Al Otro Lado Del Río" from The Motorcycle Diaries

2005 "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow

2006 "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth

2007 "Falling Slowly" from Once

The cheesiest decade for Oscar-winning songs has to be the 1980s. A lot of bad Top 40/Pop.

1980 "Fame" from Fame

1981 "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from Arthur

1982 "Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and a Gentleman

1983 "Flashdance...What a Feeling" from Flashdance

1984 "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red

1985 "Say You, Say Me" from White Nights

1986 "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun

1987 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing

1988 "Let the River Run" from Working Girl

1989 "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid

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For me, the last TWO Oscar-winning songs that I remember and reocgnize as stand-outs are:

- Windmills of Your Mind (I think 1969) from the original Thomas Crown Affair (but I preferred the remake) and

- I'm Easy by Carradine from, I think, Nashville??

NOT pure sh*t like 2005's "It's hard Out here to be a pimp." WTF???

Next year, it'll be one of the 2 new songs from NINE.

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Falling Slowly was the best of the 5 songs of last year and it was one of the most memorable moments of last year with the girl getting cut off and than Stewart calling her back on stage.

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