We've got a music special and a ballot breakdown for the Oscars. Check out the show notes this week for so many fun links and things to listen to.
As a special pre-Oscars offering, we’re breaking down the five nominees for Best Original Song! We have opinions and we’re not afraid of sharing them for a fairly strong crop of songs. Except for one. A very specific one.
Then, we’re getting our snacks in order, our bubbly on ice and our ballots ready for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. We've got final discussion of our stone-cold locks to win and talk about the stakes. A hint - someone's gonna win this year, and someone's gonna feel the pain...
Links to each of the nominated songs below:
- “Stand up for Something” from Marshall
- Written and Composed by Diane Warren and Lonnie Lynn (aka Common)
- erformed by Andra Day feat. Common
- ℗ 2017 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- “Remember Me” from Coco
- Version 1 (Ernesto de la Cruz) / Version 2 ("Lullaby") / Version 3 ("Reunion")
- Written and Composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
- Performed by Benjamin Bratt; Gael García Bernal, Gabriella Flores, and Libertad García Fonzi; and Anthony Gonzalez and Ana Ofelia Murguía
- (C) 2017 Walt Disney Records/Pixar
- “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name
- ritten, Composed and Performed by Sufjan Stevens
- ℗ 2017 Sufjan Stevens
- “Mighty River” from Mudbound
- ritten and Composed by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson
- Performed by Mary J. Blige
- ℗ 2017 Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
- “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman
- ritten and Composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
- Performed by Keala Settle and the Cast of The Greatest Showman
- ℗© 2017 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
Audio from Paul F. Tompkins' "Phantom Threame" pulled from Demi Adejuyigbe's YouTube trailer video, and performed by Paul F. Tompkins (Vocals), Jim Boggia (Ukulele), Eban Schletter (Theremin) and Tony Thaxton (Drums). You can see the hilarious, wonderful thread (hehe) via Twitter.
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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.