I decided to go more recent…more recent for me that is. It’s the 3rd week which means which song won the Oscar, which one was nominated and which one wasn’t even invited to the ball sitting by the cinders weeping into their tattered dress. Let’s see if you can guess which is which for 2003.
1. I MOVE ON FROM CHICAGO SUNG BY CATHERINE ZETA JONES & RENEE ZELLWEGER
This was a new song for the film version of this Broadway hit that stars Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger as 2 opportunistic bitches in the entertainment industry. You can go ahead a minute or so before the song starts. This was composed by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb( lyrics). I like this film even though it stars Renee Zellweger whom I find annoying as hell.
2. LOSE YOURSELF FROM 8 MILE SUNG BY ENINEM
M & M stars in this flick with Kim Basinger as his mom. Meh, who cares. He plays a misunderstood teen from the wrong side of the tracks who gets to rap…ughh. This song became a huge hit that even I know it well. M & M, the green one, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto wrote this song.
3. GOLLUM’S SONG FROM LOTR:THE TWO TOWERS SUNG BY EMILIANA TORRINI
Never mind that I love these films but the music is outstanding and this song was originally written for Bjork to sing but she became pregnant and opted out so this Icelandic songstress stepped in. I think she did a great job that sounds haunting and cutting at the same time. This song, like the soundtrack, was written by Howard Shore.
So, which one won the Oscar, which was nominated and which was was Cinderslut?
Happy Oscar Song Day, dear friend!
This is another tough decision for me, because I have not seen any of the films, nor am I familiar with any of the songs. Here is my rationale. The year was 2003, and that means rap and Eminem were very big. I believe that is why "Lose Yourself" was included in your multiple choice quiz. Lord of the Rings was also huge, but so was Renee Zellweger, and that beings me back to square one. Like you, I admire the vocal by the Icelandic songstress, but I do not think the vague melody of the LOTR song qualifies it to be a winner or a nominee. "Lose Yourself" is a solid, in-your-face rap song and "I Move On," the tune from the Chicago soundtrack, is bold and brassy, brash and sassy. Chicago was a hit on Broadway and in movie theaters, and "Move On" is the kind of song that wins Oscars. Therefore, I will guess that "I Move On" was the 2003 winner, "Lose Yourself" was the nominated song and "Gollum's Song" was left weeping on the sidelines.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend BB!
Harley says woof! Well, the rap song won. The Chicago song was nominated and the LOTR song was kicked to the curb. Hope you are doing well. Our Furnace went and now we have to get another plus get an electrician for bad wires leading from our old furnace. I'm sick with this situation. I hate my money going bye byeDelete
Gollum's Song! Funny pick. I imagine the first song won.ReplyDelete
I love that song. Yes the rap song wonDelete
I have no idea, but I do own the DVDs for Chicago and LOTR. I have not seen 8 Mile even though Eminem and I grew up abput 1/2 mile apart, just off of Eight Mile. Someday maybe.ReplyDelete
Did you ever meet rhe little brat? I hVe all the LOTR moviesDelete
I am much older so didn't know him, but my sister worked at his elementary school and said he spent a lot of time in the Principal's office.Delete
We've only seen the film Chicago. We enjoyed it more than I thought. It was a fun movie with some good music. Like everyone else on the planet, the song "Lose Yourself" is familiar even to my ears. :) The last one is new-to-me...I think. Well, maybe not, I guess I just filed it somewhere in the back of my mind. We did see the LOTR movies but it's been eons ago. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Well, the rap song won the the Chicago song was nominated. Gollum's lament got nadda.Delete
I'm guessing that "I Move On" won the Oscar, "Gollum's Song" was nominated, and "Lose Yourself" was Cinderslut.ReplyDelete
0 for 3! Hahaha. Lose Yourself won, Move On was nominated and Gollum's song was CinderslutDelete
I watched these Oscars. But, I couldn't tell you who was nominated or who won. There was a time when I would have totally recalled. Sigh.ReplyDelete
My memory banks shorten out too. LOTR song lost out. The Rap song won and Chicago song was nominated.Delete
Since I am not a fan of rap, I suspect Lose Yourself won. I never get my favorite to win. And I suspect Chicago was nominated (and maybe won).ReplyDelete
I hate rap and this song won...sigh. Gollum's song got nadda and Move On was nominated. I'm with you about rap crapDelete
Lose Yourself is so iconic, it's one of my favorite Oscar song wins. I still love listening to that song today.ReplyDelete
This show my age as I hate rap crap. I know this song and a few others but I do t like most of these so-called, songs..lol. it won.Delete
Hi Birgit - I'm sure I know the songs ... but have no idea which won - or why for that matter: I now know after reading your answers!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the furnace and electrical challenges - cheers Hilary