Music has never been in a more important place in my life than these past months. So I tried to do this theme justice this week and I went with songs that I think EVERYONE knows and has heard at least once. If not.. you must have been living under a rock for sure. But let’s dive right into my three picks that all won the Best Original Song Oscar. They are also from the last decade AND they are all sung by women (sorta).
3. SKYFALL by Adele for SKYFALL
In 2012 Adele won the Oscar for Skyfall, a song that surprise-surprise was the theme song of Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie. To be completely honest I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie but the song still rings in my years. It’s such a good moody song! It fits Daniel Craig’s Bond so well in my opinion! I also picked this as one of my recommendations because I think this song was everywhere. It’s also something that all three of my picks have in common. Songs that go beyond the movie itself. (Honestly I don’t think I can even say I’ve heard the Best Original Song winner of 2021.) On Youtube it has over 450 million views and there are comments from like a month, 2 weeks ago under that song. It surpassed the movie it was created for in my eyes.
2. LET IT GO by IDINA MENZEL for FROZEN
I think that Let It Go winning in 2013 wasn’t a surprise winner. The song was EVERYWHERE! I honestly can say that I still quote it sometimes ironically. Which is understandable because this is a song that will haunt us in the nicest way possible forever. Idina Menzel might not be a name everyone knows (John Travolta definitely doesn’t know) but she is a powerhouse. And again I think though the movie was also good the song was just five steps ahead of it. 2,5 BILLION views on its sing-along video on Youtube is a proof of that. The other original video has over 500 million views. It was truly the heart of the movie. I don’t go back to it but I will forever recognise it and I think that in a way that’s a true testament to any good song. Oscar winning or not.
1. SHALLOW by LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER for A STAR IS BORN
The newest Oscar winner in my list is another song that went beyond the movie in my opinion. This was everywhere and it was everything 2016 was all about. THIS was the Oscars… haha, okay I’m not entirely sure of that but you get the point. Shallow is technically a duet but I wanted to add it because I think it’s one of the best things Lady Gaga has ever done. It’s so good, from performance, to the writing, to the song itself. 1,1 BILLION views so far for its original video on Youtube. Basically I think everyone’s heard this song, and tried to belt that long note along with Gaga and probably failed miserably but after a bottle of wine you’ll do amazingly, trust me!
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