Rick Ross

In what might be a bit of an over-correction from last year’s two-song race, The Academy has released the largest list of Oscar-eligible original songs in years, topping out at 75 tunes from the movies of the year. Naturally, the big names are there — Adele with “Skyfall” and Arcade Fire with their work on The Hunger Games — but there are also some far out choices like work featured in Death By China and Saint Dracula.

With that many songs in the mix, it was bound to be an eclectic group, but even though it’ll be whittled down for the final nominee list announced January 10th, it’s nice for the time being to see “Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike right next to “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from Madagascar 3.

Here’s the complete list with a few examples for your listening pleasure:

“For You” from Act of Valor
“Metaphorical Blanket” from Any Day Now
“Let It Rain” from Being Flynn
“Learn Me Right” from Brave
“Touch the Sky” from Brave
“Airport” from Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
“Come on Girl” from Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
“Someday” from Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
“Protect the King” from Brooklyn Castle
“California Solo” from California Solo
“Casa De Mi Padre” from Casa De Mi Padre
“Del Cielo” from Casa De Mi Padre
“Yo No Se” from Casa De Mi Padre

“No Other Plans” from Celeste and Jesse Forever
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
“By the Light of the Moon” from Crossroad
“The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from Damsels in Distress
“When You Comin’ Home” from Darling Companion
“Death by China” from Death by China
“Delhi Safari” from Delhi Safari
“Ancora Qui” from Django Unchained
“Freedom” from Django Unchained
“100 Black Coffins” from Django Unchained
“Who Did That to You?” from Django Unchained

“How Bad Can I Be?” from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
“Let It Grow” from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
“Thneedville” from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
“Ain’t No Train” from Downtown Express
“You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from Fame High
“Jose’s Martyrdom” from For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
“Strange Love” from Frankenweenie
“Voodoo” from Halloween Party
“Luna Nascosta” from Hidden Moon
“Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
“Abraham’s Daughter” from The Hunger Games

“Master of the Seas” from Ice Age Continental Drift
“We Are” from Ice Age Continental Drift
“Looking for a Sign” from Jeff, Who Lives at Home
“From Here to the Moon and Back” from Joyful Noise
“He’s Everything” from Joyful Noise
“I’m Yours” from Joyful Noise
“Wide Awake” from Katy Perry: Part of Me
“Cosmonaut” from Lawless
“Beaten Up and Broken Down” from Least Among Saints
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
“When I Grow Up” from Losing Control
“Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
“Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike
“The Baddest Man Alive” from The Man with the Iron Fists
“This Gift” from The Odd Life of Timothy Green
“Still Alive” from Paul Williams Still Alive
“Dotted Line” from People Like Us
“Snake Eyes” from Promised Land

“Razors.Out” from The Raid: Redemption
“I’m Not Leaving” from Re:Generation
“Still Dream” from Rise of the Guardians
“Undercover Love” from Rock of Ages
“Big Machine” from Safety Not Guaranteed
“I Be Here” from Saint Dracula
“I Have Secrets” from Saint Dracula
“Skyfall” from Skyfall

“Breath of Life” from Snow White and the Huntsman
“Gone” from Snow White and the Huntsman
“One Wing” from Sparkle
“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
“Feel Love” from Struck by Lightning
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted
“Never Had” from 10 Years
“Dull Tool” from This Is 40
“She Won’t Let Go” from Until They Are Home
“Kiss Me Goodbye” from Virginia
“Anything Made of Paper” from West of Memphis
“Hashishet Albi” from Where Do We Go Now?
“When Can I See You Again?” from Wreck-It Ralph

I have no idea how you judge Rick Ross (“100 Coffins”) against Florence + The Machine (“Breath of Life”). Or Mike Shinoda (“Razors Out”) against Peter Asher (“Love Always Comes as a Surprise”).

Good luck, AMPAS.


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