Season 3 Episode 2! I'd Like to Thank The Academy: Discussing Our Favorite Oscar Nominated Songs from The Wizard of Oz's Over the Rainbow to A Star Is Born's Shallow

It’s a night at the movies this week on Rhapsody in Reverie, as we take you to a front-row seat to The Oscars! Ever wonder about why we have the Oscar for Best Original Song? Ever wonder how bad movies can have such amazing soundtracks? Well, we have the answers you seek! From songs we had no idea were in films, to movies we wish we didn’t have to associate with their song, Adrienne and Katarina take the plunge into the oh-so-lengthy history of the Best Original Song!

Show Notes

0:39 - Lights, Camera, Intro!

6:00 - “How Did We Get Here?”: A History of the Oscar-Nominated Song

15:28 - A Brief Digression into Composer+Producer Credit

21:29 - A Quick Playlist Note

24:11 - Songs We Didn’t Even Know Came From Movies

25:59 - Movie Break: Con Air

28:55 - Back on Track

43:15 - Without Me You’re Nothing: How Good Soundtracks Survive Bad Movies

48:28 - 90’s Hits

52:00 - Movie Break: Armageddon

57:35 - 90’s-Early 00’s Hits

1:03:28 - Mom’s Spaghetti: Adrienne Can’t Believe Katia’s Disrespect of “Lose Yourself”

1:06:00 - Movie Magic

1:17:24 - Sponsor Break: Wine Dark Sea Villas

1:20:57 - Up & Comers: Till I Fall

1:24:15 - So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

Songs Mentioned In This Episode

3:45 - “Shallow”--Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

7:45 - “The Last Time I Saw Paris”--Ann Sothern, Lady Be Good (Playlist Version sung by Kate Smith)

10:08 - “Suddenly”--Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

10:21 - “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space”--Levi Stubbs, Little Shop of Horrors

13:32 - “Happy Little Working Song”--Amy Adams, Enchanted

13:51 - “That’s How You Know”--Amy Adams, Enchanted

14:16 - “So Close”--Jon McLaughlin, Enchanted

15:08 - “Blame Canada”--Cast of South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut

22:54 - “You’ll Never Know”--From the Film Hello, Frisco, Hello (Playlist Version sung by Renee Fleming for The Shape of Water)

24:35 - “The Power of Love”--Huey Lewis & The News, Back to the Future

25:27 - “How Do I Live”--Diane Warren, Con Air

29:27 - “I Just Called to Say I Love You”--Stevie Wonder, The Woman in Red

30:07 - “Say You, Say Me”--Lionel Richie, White Nights

30:15 - “Up Where We Belong”--Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes, An Officer and a Gentleman

30:35 - “Against All Odds(Take a Look at Me Now)”--Phil Collins, Against All Odds

30:41 - “Footloose”--Kenny Loggins, Footloose

30:47 - “Ghostbusters”--Ray Parker Jr., Ghostbusters

30:50 - “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”--Deniece Williams, Footloose

31:16 - “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”--Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes, Dirty Dancing

31:24 - “Accidentally in Love”--Counting Crows, Shrek 2

33:45 - “Call Me Irresponsible”--Jackie Gleason, Papa’s Delicate Condition (Playlist Version sung by Frank Sinatra)

34:08 - “The Way You Look Tonight”--Fred Astaire, Swing Time (Playlist Version sung by Frank Sinatra)

34:16 - “Thanks for the Memory”--Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, The Big Broadcast of 1938

34:21 - “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”--Virginia Bruce, Born to Dance (Playlist Version sung by Frank Sinatra)

34:27 - “White Christmas”--Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn

35:29 - “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”--Ricardo Montalban, Esther Williams, Neptune’s Daughter

36:07 - “Que Sera, Sera”--Doris Day, The Man Who Knew Too Much

37:05 - “The Morning After”--Maureen McGovern, The Poseidon Adventure

37:47 - “Ben”--Michael Jackson, Ben

38:27 - “Theme From Shaft”--Isaac Hayes, Shaft

39:05 - “The Age of Not Believing”--Angela Lansbury, Bedknobs and Broomsticks

43:56 - “The Look of Love”--Dusty Springfield, Casino Royale

44:19 - “Live and Let Die”--Paul McCartney, Live and Let Die

44:55 - “Skyfall”--Adele, Skyfall

44:59 - “Writing’s On The Wall”--Sam Smith, Spectre

46:09 - “Earned It”--The Weeknd, Fifty Shades of Grey

48:58 - “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”--Elton John, The Lion King

49:50 - “My Heart Will Go On”--Celine Dion, Titanic

51:06 - “Go the Distance”--Michael Bolton, Hercules

51:32 - “Journey to the Past”--Liz Callaway, Anastasia

51:45 - “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”--Aerosmith, Armageddon

57:51 - “When You Believe”--Michelle Pfeiffer,Sally Dworsky, The Prince of Egypt

58:34 - “The Prayer”--Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Quest for Camelot

1:02:19 - “Until…”--Sting, Kate & Leopold

1:02:26 - “May it Be”--Enya, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

1:03:40 - “Lose Yourself”--Eminem, 8 Mile

1:04:38 - “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp”--Emcee Fandom, Hustle & Flow

1:06:03 - “Remember Me”-- Gael Garcia Bernal, Coco

1:08:54 - “Over the Rainbow”--Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz

1:10:11 - “Moon River”--Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1:10:42 - “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”--B.J. Thomas, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1:11:47 - “Glory”--Common, John Legend, Selma

1:15:10 - “Unchained Melody”--Tom Duncan, Unchained

1:16:55 - “This is Me”--Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman

Up & Comers Songs Mentioned In This Episode

1:22:05 - “Let Me Breathe”--Till I Fall

1:23:03 - “Sunshine”--Till I Fall

1:23:05 - “Cherry Bomb”--Till I Fall


Check out our Spotify playlist filled with Oscar Nominated and Oscar Winning Songs!


Follow This Week's Up and Coming Artist Till I Fall on Twitter here and check out their latest video for “Let Me Breathe”!

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