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The Black Keys, Mumford And Sons and Adele are among the 75 artists who songs made the shortlist for an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. According to Rolling Stone, the Black Keys got the nod for "Baddest Man Alive" from the RZA-directed kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, while Mumford And Sons were recognized for "Learn Me Right" from the Pixar movie Brave. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O also made the list for "Strange Love" from Frankenweenie.


  • Other contenders include Adele for her title song to the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, Arcade Fire for "Abraham's Daughter," their contribution to The Hunger Games, plus songs from Katy Perry, Fiona Apple and more.
  • The five songs that make the final cut will be unveiled at the nominations ceremony on January 10th, with the 85th Annual Academy Awards taking place on February 24th with Seth MacFarlane as the host.


  • Do you ever pay attention to the songs that play in movies?
  • Have you heard any of the songs that made the Oscar shortlist? If so, which should win the Oscar?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Rolling Stone -- agree or not?

CW wrote: "Might as well go ahead and hand the statue to Adele."

jjph wrote: "Come on now - open your ears and eyes, ADELE has this solid 100% PLUS! Give credit where it belongs - to that fantastic voice."

John wrote: "Adele's song is the only one that will be remembered and cherished twenty years from now."

Read more at Rolling Stone

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