75 Songs Eligible for Best Original Song Oscar Including Adele’s “Skyfall” and Matthew McConaughey’s “Ladies of Tampa”

     December 11, 2012


Just yesterday we got a look at the 104 scores that will be gunning for the Best Original Score Oscar at the upcoming 85th Academy Awards, and today the Academy has unveiled the list of 75 songs that will be competing for the coveted Best Original Song trophy.  While the expected contenders like “Suddenly” from Les Miserables and “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey appear, one of the pleasant surprises is Adele’s “Skyfall” from Skyfall.

Since Adele’s magnificent Bond track draws a few cues from the franchise’s theme, many assumed that the Academy might rule it ineligible for the Best Original Song trophy.  Not so, it appears, and now it looks like Adele just might land herself an Academy Award to keep those 47 Grammys company.  Also of note, Matthew McConaughey could find himself a Best Original Song nominee for “Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike.  MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE.  Hit the jump to check out the full list.  The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced January 10th.

les-miserables-movie-posterHere’s the list of songs eligible for the Best Original Song Academy Award:

       ”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”


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  • Person

    A lot of previous Bond scores/songs have incorporated the theme music and still gotten Academy Award nominations. “The Spy Who Loved Me” got nominated in both categories (but didn’t win).

  • chaos….reigns

    Its a shame that Sambola! International Dance Craze from Damsels in Distress didn’t receive eligibility that was a fantastic tune. But once again that film will be disgustingly ignored at the Oscars.

    • Adam Chitwood

      Sambola is on the list. It’s alphabetical by movie title, so it’s under Damsels in Distress.

  • SP1234

    ADELE has it in the bag. No question. We’ll see when other awards are announced. I know this is a longshot, but Florence + The Machine. :) Such a fantastic song, I’d love for it just to be considered.

  • Armand

    Skyfall absolutely deserves to win and will win this year, best Bond song in years

  • Hyperion Child

    “Breath Of Life” by Florence and The Machine is just so epic!!! I wish it had a chance. I wonder if they will get to perform it live on that night? A live performace of that piece with full orchestra and choir will bring the house down!!!

  • Amir Syarif Siregar

    Adele’s 47 Grammys?

  • Linda

    I’m pulling for VOODOO since it has elements of Creedence and Janis Joplin and a screaming violin solo that is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix! What do you think of this dark horse? https://soundcloud.com/shadow-mountain-music/06-voodoo-mp3

  • Christopher Clad

    PLEASE CONSIDER ‘ VOODOO’ , it’ll take you by surprise , And its origin”Halloween Party’ is tons of fun- !!!!!!!!

  • lindav92683

    Voodoo deserves recognition, why not give an unknown a chance? I really liked it and Adele has already won everything imagineable .

  • Kristina Day

    I’m rooting for “Voodoo”! Awesome song!!! https://soundcloud.com/shadow-mountain-music/06-voodoo-mp3

  • Kristina Day

    I\’m rooting for \"Voodoo\"! Awesome song!!! https://soundcloud.com/shadow-mountain-music/06-voodoo-mp3