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Is it me or did every Oscar nominated song stink?


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As a big Enya fan, I did like her song, and thought it was VERY appropriate for the movie. Randy Newman's song was pretty cool, didn't care for the rest. And I'm glad her stuff doesn't get airplay. One song ("only time" I think was the name) did, and it drove me insane to hear it over and over, specially since I really like the song.

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Randy Newman's song for Toy Story 2, "When She Loved Me", was better than this one for Monsters, Inc., but I'm glad he won. Sting has an Oscar, McCartney's song was weak, and Diane Warren was, well, like every other big Diane Warren ballad from a big summer movie. Was "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge a cover like everything else in the movie? I know David Baerwald wrote it. I thought it was the one original in the movie, and if so, it should have been nominated.
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Well, I saw Monsters, Inc., and I couldn't get that song out of my head for days (a good thing). I think it's a great little song. Sure, it's simple! You got a PROBLEM with that? ;) Lots of great songs are simple (Satisfaction, Hard Days Night, You've Got A Friend, Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay, It's The Same Old Song, etc.) The blond lady had a nice voice, and the song was pretty good. Enya lip synching was the low point for me. I liked Paul's song despite the fact that it was whack like the movie.

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I liked Sting's and Sir Paul's tunes. I felt sorry for Sting, though. Just finished a 2 year tour, a few single dates, DVD release, tried to get home to Italy to spend some time relaxing, hang with the family, then he's gotta pack up and go back to Hollyweird to perform a song he'd probably FORGOTTEN he'd written; had to scribble some lead sheets and arrangements out for a bunch of session players he'd never met in his life. And then, on the way in to the theatre, some ditzy entertainment television crew pulls his tired ass aside and asks him what kind of clothes he and Trudy are wearing. :rolleyes: No wonder he looked harried and unfocused. :freak:
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The question is: do they give the oscar to the best song, or for the best use of a song in the movie? The latter would be more appropriate, and therefore not require the song to be killer, rather it has to work best with picture. For that reason I think the Newman song should have won: it really expressed and captured the relationship between the two monsters, which really was the driving force of the film.
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