‘Encanto,’ ‘Grease’ & Extra Movies The place the Greatest Hit Wasn’t the Tune that Vied for an Oscar Nod

‘Encanto,’ ‘Grease’ & Extra Movies The place the Greatest Hit Wasn’t the Tune that Vied for an Oscar Nod

The zesty “We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” is the breakout hit from Encanto, but it surely’s not the music from the movie that members of the music department of the Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences might be contemplating once they vote to find out this yr’s nominees for finest authentic music.


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As an alternative, they’ll consider “Dos Oruguitas,” a Spanish-language acoustic ballad that had particular which means for Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote each music and lyrics for the entire songs within the movie. It’s the primary music he wrote solely in Spanish.

“I actually needed to exit of my consolation zone,” Miranda instructed The Los Angeles Occasions. “My job was to write down a Colombian folks music that feels prefer it’s at all times existed. … It was vital to me that I write it in Spanish, moderately than write it in English and translate it, as a result of you may at all times really feel translation. … I used to be actually pleased with it. I felt like I pulled it from a deeper place inside myself.”
Each songs are listed on the Billboard Scorching 100, however “We Don’t Discuss About Bruno” is approach forward. The monitor, credited to Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Solid, vaults from No. 50 to No. 5 in its second week. “Dos Oruguitas,” credited to Sebastian Yatra, debuts at No. 83.
But “Dos Oruguitas” (Spanish for “Two Caterpillars”) is the one Encanto music that Miranda and the workforce at Walt Disney Animation Studios submitted for Oscar consideration. It made the shortlist of 15 songs which can be vying for a nomination. The 5 finalists might be introduced on Feb. 8.
This isn’t the primary time that the most important hit from a movie wasn’t the one which was submitted for Oscar consideration. Listed below are different occasions one thing like this occurred.
Grease, 1978: Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Dedicated to You,” which obtained an Oscar nomination, was an enormous hit, peaking at No. 3 on the Scorching 100, however there have been two larger hits from the soundtrack. Newton-John and John Travolta’s “You’re the One That I Need” and Frankie Valli’s “Grease” each reached No. 1.  John Farrar wrote each “Hopelessly” and “You’re the One That I Need.” Barry Gibb wrote “Grease.” This was the second yr in a row that Gibb was handed over for an Oscar nod. Not one of the Bee Gees’ songs from Saturday Evening Fever have been nominated for the 1977 award. Newton-John carried out her highlight ballad on the Oscar telecast in April 1979 — and slayed! (“Hopelessly” misplaced to the disco traditional “Final Dance.” Donna Summer time’s efficiency of that music on the Oscar telecast was additionally stellar.)

Mary Poppins, 1964: “Chim Chim Cheree” received the Oscar, but it surely wasn’t the most important hit from the soundtrack. “Chim Chim” bubbled below the Scorching 100 at No. 123, however the tongue-twister “Tremendous-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” peaked at No. 66. Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman wrote the complete music rating. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke declined to carry out the music on the Oscar telecast in April 1965 (on which Andrews received an Oscar for finest actress for her efficiency within the movie). As an alternative, The New Christy Minstrels carried out “Chim Chim.” Later that yr, Andrews invited the ensemble to carry out the music together with her on her NBC particular The Julie Andrews Present, an Emmy nominee for excellent selection particular.
As well as, there are various circumstances the place the most important hit from a movie wasn’t eligible for an Oscar as a result of it wasn’t written for the movie. Right here’s a sampling:
Nation Robust, 2010: Gwyneth Paltrow’s title music from this country-themed movie reached No. 81 on the Scorching 100. Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger” did even higher, hitting No. 34. However neither of these songs was written for the movie. One which was, “Coming Residence” (additionally carried out by Paltrow), was nominated. Paltrow carried out it on the Oscar telecast, but it surely misplaced to Randy Newman’s “We Belong Collectively” from Toy Story 3.
The Bodyguard, 1992: Dolly Parton wrote and recorded “I Will At all times Love You” in 1974, 18 years earlier than Whitney Houston’s steel-belted model grew to become a blockbuster hit in The Bodyguard. Two different songs from that movie, “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You,” obtained Oscar nominations, however each misplaced to “A Complete New World” from Aladdin. Parton had been nominated for finest authentic music for 1980’s “9 to 5” and could be nominated once more for 2005’s “Travelin’ Through,” however that is the one that may nearly actually have received if it had been eligible.
The Rose, 1979: Amanda McBroom’s “The Rose,” a No. 3 smash for Bette Midler, wasn’t eligible as a result of McBroom didn’t write it for the movie. She had written it a yr or two earlier in response to her supervisor’s suggestion that she write “some Bob Seger-type tunes.” Midler was the primary artist to file the music, however the Academy are sticklers on this level. Because of this, Midler didn’t get an opportunity to carry out it on the Oscar telecast, although she was a finest actress nominee for her efficiency within the movie. McBroom did, nonetheless, win a Golden Globe for the music. Their guidelines are a bit of looser.

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