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Mixtape: The Oscars Through the Ages

by Steph Ullman January 15, 2013 0 comment

With the 2013 Oscar nominations having just been announced, tabloids, movie enthusiasts, and all-of-a-sudden film lovers everywhere are making bets on who will take home the most prestigious golden statue of a little man this planet has to offer. While the legitimacy of the fairness and objectiveness of the proceedings is disputed each and every year, one thing holds true despite all the flak: the Academy Awards acknowledge some really, really, really incredible movies. And what is bound to accompany said noteworthy films? Some equally noteworthy music, of course. Whether it’s our beloved Pinocchio’s “When You Wish Upon a Star” or the more recent “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” a classic is born each year with the crowning of “Best Song.”

SIDE A: Oldies but goodies: pre-2000

1. “Over the Rainbow” – The Wizard of Oz – 1939

2. “When You Wish Upon A Star” – Pinocchio – 1940

3. “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” – Song of the South – 1947

4. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – 1969

6. “Fame” – Fame – 1980

7. “Flashdance … What A Feeling” – Flashdance – 1983

8. “(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life” – Dirty Dancing – 1987

9. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – The Lion King – 1994

10. “My Heart Will Go On” – Titanic – 1997

 

SIDE B: The millennials

11. “If I Didn’t Have You” – Monsters, Inc. – 2001

12. “Lose Yourself” – 8 Mile – 2002

13. “Into the West” – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – 2003

14. “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” – Hustle & Flow – 2005

15. “I Need to Wake Up” – An Inconvenient Truth – 2006

16. “Falling Slowly” – Once – 2007

17. “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire – 2008

18. “The Weary Kind” – Crazy Heart – 2009

19. “We Belong Together” – Toy Story 3 – 2010

20. “Man or Muppet” – The Muppets – 2011

 

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