Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

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Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:37 pm

I got curious today and decided to see where all the Oscar winning songs are on the acclaimed music list...I was actually surprised to see about half of them featured. The 80s were especially well-represented; every song but "Under the Sea" is ranked in the top 10000.

It's notable that songs stopped appearing as frequently as soon as we entered the era where Disney tended to dominate. I wonder if there's a reason for this; some of them are cheesy, but I figured a few critics would have thrown at least "You'll Be in My Heart" on a list by now, and I'm surprised "Let It Go" had no EOY presence in 2013.

What non-Oscar winners are ranked among the top 10000? I'll probably go through and check the other nominees; I'd like to have a comprehensive list, but that could take a bit of checking. The one off the top of my head is Elliott Smith's Miss Misery from Good Will Hunting, which ranks at 1671. And, of course, quite a few of the James Bond themes (how did none of the classic ones win best original song?), and a couple pieces by Ennio Morricone.

Here are the Oscar winning songs that rank on the acclaimed music list; I included a couple contemporary covers where the original isn't listed (but clearly the song is notable enough):
280. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft (From Shaft)
300. Eminem - Lose Yourself (From 8 Mile)
373. Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow (From The Wizard of Oz)
865. Bing Crosby - White Christmas (From Holiday Inn)
1136. Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia (From Philadelphia)
1841. Henry Mancini - Moon River (From Breakfast at Tiffany's)
2109. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed (From Wonder Boys)
2952. Irene Cara - Flashdance…What a Feeling (From Flashdance)
3187. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (From Titanic)
3304. Cliff Edwards - When You Wish Upon a Star (From Pinocchio)
3347. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
3522. Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (From The Way We Were)
3660. Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong (From An Officer and a Gentleman)
3772. Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa (From Captain Carey, U.S.A.)
4921. Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Loved You (From The Woman in Red)
4976. Bing Crosby - Swinging on a Star (From Going My Way)
5113. Berlin - Take My Breath Away (From Top Gun)
5334. Donna Summer - Last Dance (From Thank God It's Friday)
5666. Doris Day - Secret Love (From Calamity Jane)
6024. The Swell Season - Falling Slowly (From Once)
6232. Bill Medley - (I've Had) The Time of My Life (From Dirty Dancing)
6401. Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memory (From The Big Broadcast of 1938)
7413. Irene Cara - Fame (From Fame)
7669. Fred Astaire - The Way You Look Tonight (From Swing Time)
7894. Frank Sinatra - All the Way (From The Joker is Wild)
7986. Christopher Cross - The Best That You Can Do (From Arthur's Theme)
8240. Lionel Richie - Say You Say Me (From White Nights)
8378. The Four Aces - Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (From Love is a Many-Splendored Thing)
8649. Carly Simon - Let the River Run (From Working Girl)
9677. Adele - Skyfall (From Skyfall)
bubbling. Dick Haymes - You'll Never Know (From Hello, Frisco, Hello)
bubbling. Johnny Mercer - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (From Song of the South)
bubbling. Dinah Shore - Buttons and Bows (From The Paleface)
bubbling. Ella Fitzgerald - Baby, It's Cold Outside (not original) (From Neptune's Daughter)
bubbling. Henry Mancini - Days of Wine and Roses (From Days of Wine and Roses)
bubbling. Jack Jones - Call Me Irresponsible (From Papa's Delicate Condition)
bubbling. Noel Harrison - The Windmills of Your Mind (From The Thomas Crown Affair)
bubbling. Carpenters - For All We Know (not original) (From Lovers and Other Strangers)
bubbling. Barbra Streisand - Evergreen (From A Star is Born)
bubbling. Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life (From You Light Up My Life)
bubbling. Jorge Drexler - Al otro lado del Rio (From The Motorcycle Diaries)
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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:47 pm

Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, right?
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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby Listyguy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 pm

Somewhat related to this, I've often wondered how much songs like "Miserlou" and "Across 110th Street" have been boosted by their inclusion in movies decades after their original release.

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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 pm

28. Prince - When Doves Cry (Purple Rain, 1984)
83. Bill Haley - Rock Around the Clock (single 1954/Blackboard Jungle 1955)
139. Prince - Purple Rain (Purple Rain, 1984)
135. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
151. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Jailhouse Rock, 1957)
608. Bob Dylan - Knockin' on a Heaven's Door (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, 1973)
652. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate, 1967/rerecorded 1968)
796. Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' (single 1968/Midnight Cowboy 1969)
856. Wings - Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die, 1973)
858. Aaliyah - Try Again (Romeo Must Die, 2000)
875. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget about Me) (The Breakfast Club, 1985)
983. Amerie - 1 Thing (Hitch, 2005)
1192. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love (Blue Hawaii, 1961)
1361. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven (Rush, 1991/listed 1992)
1280. Prince - Let's Go Crazy (Purple Rain, 1984)
1550. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
1689. Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain (Singin' in the Rain, 1952, not original)
1775. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (Across 110th Street, 1972)
1727. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild (single 1968/Easy Rider 1969)
1807. Madonna - Live to Tell (At Close Range, 1986)
1849. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard, 1992)
2095. Prince - I Would Die 4U (Purple Rain, 1984)
2325. Bee Gees - Night Fever (Saturday Night Fever, 1977)
2352. Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part I (Charlie's Angels, 2000)
2551. Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (Goldfinger, 1964)
2657. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (Rocky III, 1982)
2749. Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You) (Reality Bites, 1994)
2713. Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of love (Back to the Future, 1985)
3213. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Armageddon, 1998)
3240. Fred Astaire - They Can't Take That Away from Me (Shall We Dance, 1937)
3225. Rose Royce - Car Wash (Car Wash, 1976)
3389. Dean Martin - That's Amore (The Caddy, 1953)
3601. John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - You're the One That I Want (Grease, 1978)
3692. All Saints - Pure Shores (The Beach, 2000)
3726. Charli XCX - Boom Clap (The Fault in Our Stars, 2014)
3741. Elvis Presley - Return to Sender (Girls, Girls, Girls, 1962)
3745. Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) (The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956)
3822. The Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Captain Carey, U.S.A., 1941)
4369. Fred Astaire - Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat, 1935)
4383. R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly (Space Jam, 1996)
4853. Tom Jones - What's New, Pussycat? (What's New, Pussycat, 1965)
4860. Michael Jackson - Ben (Ben, 1972)
4909. James Brown - Living in America (Rocky IV, 1985)
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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:56 pm

bubbler: Kermit - The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie, 1979)
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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby Shaun2oo3 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:39 pm

Damn, bonnielaurel. That's a great list. Did you have that ready to go?

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Re: Songs from movies on the acclaimed music list

Postby Rob » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:59 pm

BleuPanda wrote: and I'm surprised "Let It Go" had no EOY presence in 2013.


The movie came out late November and as we know critics have started making lists by then. Also, if I remember it correctly, the song didn't become an instant hype. It took a couple of weeks, so perhaps until late December. Couple that to the fact that Disney songs aren't regulars on (EOY) critic lists and I'm not surprised.


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