I'd like to thank... A #threetunetuesday post



There is one thing you can bank on when it comes to the Academy Awards, if there is a Disney movie or a James Bond movie in the running, it will win the best song category. It's just a fact of life and if you don't believe me, look at the last twenty years of winners for proof.

I've gotta take a second and be really honest with you, I don't think I have ever watched the Oscars. Despite my love for movies, it has just never been something that I was really drawn to. I think part of it is the fact that most movies in the running are artsy flicks that don't ever really connect with me.

Plus, it's like three hours long on a Sunday night. That's a school night for me and I need to be fresh and ready to go on Monday morning. I don't even stay up for the Superbowl, so why would I stay up for the Academy Awards?

Sure, I could DVR them, but then that's time I can't be watching other shows while I am trudging through the countless jokes, lists of names, and thanks yous being thrown around.

I remember a time when I used to visit the theater pretty much every week. At the very least it was once a month. Now, I am lucky if I make it once a year. My priorities have shifted and catching that blockbuster in the theater just isn't as big of a deal to me. I also think it has to do with the cost. Ticket prices are ridiculous and I think we all know concessions are grossly price gouged.

It should be no surprise then that I am more than happy sitting home on my couch taking 5 hours to watch a 90 minute movie on my 42" VISIO TV.

In case you haven't guessed yet, since this past Sunday was the Academy Awards (better known as the Oscars), I am dedicating this #threetunetuesday post (sponsored by @ablaze), to songs from the movies.

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As much as I love the classic Bond themes, there is no doubt that "Skyfall" by Adele is one of the best in the history of the franchise. It's one of my personal favorites and there is little doubt as to why it was awarded an Oscar.

In fact, the past three Bond movies have all won the Academy Award for their theme song in their respective years. I still haven't gotten around to seeing Spectre and No Time to Die yet, but I have them on my list and I am sure I will get to them eventually.

I miss the gadgets that the old movies had, but I really respect what Craig has done with the modern Bond character.

If you haven't seen any of his outings as James Bond yet, I highly encourage you to do so. You don't need to worry about the old old movies, just start at Casino Royale and go forward from there.

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You might remember back in 2008 there was a little movie called Slumdog Millionaire. I don't remember if the movie won any awards directly, but the best song of the year was "Jai Ho" from A.R. Rahman and Gulzar.

I'm choosing to share the Nicole Scherzinger and Pussycat Dolls version with you just because it is more fun to watch in my opinion.

Slumdog Millionaire did a couple things when it comes to the west. First, it opened a lot of people's eyes to the conditions that people live in over in parts of India. If you really want to get a feeling for it, I highly recommend you watch the show Shantaram on Apple TV Plus. It took place in the 80's, but it still has some good stuff in it.

Second, Slumdog also introduced a lot of people for the first time to the song and dance numbers that are popular in a lot of Indian and Bollywood movies. I'll be honest right now, I just can't get into Bollywood. It's not my thing, but I do like the flash mob style dance numbers they have and as a lover of all music, I can really appreciate the songs. There's something about traditional music that really gets me, no matter the culture.

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For the last song, I am going to take you all the way back to 1975. I wasn't even born yet, but a movie came out called Mahogany and the star of the movie Diana Ross also sang the theme song that was nominated for an Oscar. It ultimately didn't win, it was edged out by a song called "I'm Easy" by Keith Carradine for the movie Nashville.

If the name Diana Ross sounds familiar, it's probably because you are familiar with that little group she was in called The Supremes. Ross had a pretty amazing voice and I think this song really shows it off. I've never seen the movie myself, but the plot sounds like something that has been done about a million times in the movies.

Average person becomes popular/a star/a celebrity, and then they struggle to keep the connections in their old life while navigating the waters of their new life.

It's actually really interesting to go through the list of songs that have been nominated over the years and seeing which ones won and which ones didn't quite make it.

You can check it out here on Wikipedia.

Also, you can thank me later for not sharing any of the Disney songs with you. I do think it is interesting that from 1989 to the present, every song Disney song that was nominated during their golden years of animation won the Oscar. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Monsters Inc, and eventually Toy Story 3.

Quite a run!

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Love the Diana song, but I always was a fan.


That honestly kind of shocks me.


My musical taste is far more extensive than you may realise.


Great songs! Adele was amazing with Skyfall! It's hard to choose the best bond theme song, so many greats... Sheena Easton with For Your Eyes Only, Rita Coolidge with We're An All Time High, and the list goes on...

I do miss the gadget too, but Craig was meant to be more physical and raw. Then the Pussycat Dolls and Diana Ross were nice there too. Good songs today. Ross has an amazing voice!

Thinking back to Bond gadgets I watched the Simpson's last night, it happened to be the episode where Homer foils James Bond!


I'm not sure why, but I kind of drifted away from the Simpsons. It was such a good show back in the day. I haven't really watched it lately to know if it still has that magic though. I wasn't really feeling some of the other themes I have lined up, so I kind of threw this one together today. I am glad you enjoyed it!


The Simpsons aren't what they once were, I like the older to middle stuff, the new stuff kind of sucks


Great selection. I do love that Bond theme tune, it is right up there with some of the best ones I think. Really surprised about Disney, although some of the tunes are catchy, they arent usually that good..


They are very basic for sure, but I guess those ones specifically got a lot of radio play. I don't know. I don't hate them, but Oscar-worthy? I should have looked to see what the competition was like during those years.


I wanted to listen to the songs but the videos were not available
It hurts


I'm sorry for that. I know it's always a possibility when I share these.


I wondered if anyone win mention the Oscars. I knew they were on and that is about it. I heard how people were feeling they are tainted. Elon Musk shared a post about what can be nominated now and who needs to be involved.
May the best at anything win I say.

The Bond films, I am not sure when I last watched one. Being Scottish I never got over Sean Connery not being Bond lol anymore!


Connery really was the best I think. The Oscars definitely have a liberal slant to them from the jokes to the things that get nominated I think. I don't really mind though because I lean a bit left anyway. Plus, I don't really watch them like I said!


Great picks!

I'll be honest: I haven't seen any Bond films since Casino Royale. I both liked what Craig did, but also didn't like it. It was a great movie, but not a Bond movie. I'm up for a Gritty Bond film, but I want, well, Bond, a guy who never takes himself too seriously and always has a dry line for anything. So I wasn't motivated to see any others.


They were good, but you are right, they probably wouldn't fit into the classic Bond film mold.


Great selection, and.... Diana Ross spectacular, best regards