Here’s a list of 91 tunes competing for the 2017 Best Original Song Oscar


Yesterday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) revealed their list of the 91 eligible tunes for the Best Original Song Oscar. We won’t find out the final list of Academy Award nominees until January 24th, but certain movies seem like strong contenders to take Best Song: there are three songs from the musical La La Land, two from Moana, two from Sing, an one from Zootopia. One unexpected nominee comes from the heartbreaking documentary Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.

The only song that matters, though, is “Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street. (“Go Now” from Sing Street is also up for an Oscar. But it’s not as good as “Drive It Like You Stole It”.)

Sing Street is the latest from John Carney (Once), and it’s one of those feel-good, misfit-friend, coming-of-age movies that follows a kid discovering a creative outlet as a way to live and understand the world. It’s set in the 80s, and the title band of the story writes pastiches of hit songs of the era, like songs by Duran Duran, The Cure, The Jam, and Joe Jackson. “Drive It Like You Stole It” is like Hall and Oates on adolescent overdrive, balancing hope against hormones and angst.

While Sing Street was nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy, none of its songs were up for an award.

Below is the full song list. Really, though, it’s 90 songs and 1 that matters.

[via IndieWire]

Sing Street - Drive It Like You Stole It (Official Video)

“Just Like Fire” from Alice through the Looking Glass

“Rise” from American Wrestler: The Wizard

“Friends” from The Angry Birds Movie

“Flicker” from Audrie & Daisy

“Seconds” from Autumn Lights

“A Minute To Breathe” from Before the Flood

“Glory (Let There Be Peace)” from Believe

“Mother’s Theme” from Believe

“Somewhere” from Believe

“The Only Way Out” from Ben-Hur

“Still Falling For You” from Bridget Jones’s Baby

“F That” from The Bronze

“Torch Pt. 2” from Citizen Soldier

“Drift and Fall Again” from Criminal

“Take Me Down” from Deepwater Horizon

“Land of All” from Desierto

“Sad but True (Dreamland Theme)” from Dreamland

“Angel by the Wings” from The Eagle Huntress

“Blind Pig” from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

“One Frame at a Time” from Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

“I’m Crying” from Free State of Jones

“Gold” from Gold

“Champion” from Hands of Stone

“Dance Rascal, Dance” from Hello, My Name Is Doris

“I See a Victory” from Hidden Figures

“Runnin” from Hidden Figures

“Sixty Charisma Scented Blackbirds” from How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

“My Superstar” from Ice Age: Collision Course

“Seeing You Around” from Ithaca

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

“City of Stars” from La La Land

“Start a Fire” from La La Land

“Cateura Vamos a Soñar (We Will Dream)” from Landfill Harmonic

“Better Love” from The Legend of Tarzan

“Never Give Up” from Lion

“Equation” from The Little Prince

“Turnaround” from The Little Prince

“Moonshine” from Live by Night

“Loving” from Loving

“Hurry Home” from Max Rose

“Gone 2015” from Miles Ahead

“Wish That You Were Here” from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“I’m Still Here” from Miss Sharon Jones!

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

“We Know the Way” from Moana

“Even More Mine” from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

“Waving Goodbye” from The Neon Demon

“I’m Back” from Never Surrender

“Find My Victory” from Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

“On Ghost Ridge” from 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

“Ordinary World” from Ordinary World

“Devil’s Girl” from Outlaws and Angels

“Levitate” from Passengers

“Ginga” from Pelé: Birth of a Legend

“Nobody Knows” from Pete’s Dragon

“Something Wild” from Pete’s Dragon

“Dancing with Your Shadow” from Po

“I’m So Humble” from Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

“Stay Here” from Presenting Princess Shaw

“Celebrate Life” from Queen Mimi

“Back to Life” from Queen of Katwe

“Let the Games Begin” from Race

“Think About It” from The Red Pill

“The Rules Don’t Apply” from Rules Don’t Apply

“The Great Beyond” from Sausage Party

“Faith” from Sing

“Set It All Free” from Sing

“Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street

“Go Now” from Sing Street

“The Veil” from Snowden

“Hymn” from Snowtime!

“Kiss Me Goodnight” from Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

“Holdin’ Out” from Storks

“Heathens” from Suicide Squad

“Flying Home” from Sully

“Montage” from Swiss Army Man

“Petit Metier” from They Will Have to Kill Us First — Malian Music in Exile

“Letter to the Free” from 13th

“Down with Mary” from Too Late

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls

“Get Back Up Again” from Trolls

“Smile” from The Uncondemned

“We Will Rise” from Veeram-Macbeth

“LA Venus” from We Are X

“New Dogs, Old Tricks” from What Happened Last Night

“Runnin’ Runnin’” from What Happened Last Night

“What’s Happening Today” from What Happened Last Night

“Who I Am” from What Happened Last Night

“The Ballad of Wiener-Dog” from Wiener-Dog

“Try Everything” from Zootopia

Hubert Vigilla
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