Monday, June 28, 2010
Musical Mondays! Pixar music
This week, instead of watching a single movie musical, I've been haunted by the music from older Pixar movies, so I thought I'd actually check out which ones were nominated for Academy awards, and whether every movie even had a song attached to it. The ones below were nominated, but only "If I didn't have you" won, giving Randy Newman his first Oscar. I am planning to watch Finding Nemo today so I'll check out whether there's music to add from that. Enjoy a musical interlude for Monday. Which is your favorite? (Tom, I'm looking at you for comment!)
"Down to Earth" from Wall*E, sung by Peter Gabriel. Sadly a fairly forgettable song, from a wonderfully memorable movie.
"Our Town" from Cars, sung by James Taylor
"If I didn't have you" from Monsters, Inc. A terrific song, particularly when sung by John Goodman and Billy Crystal. It plays over the end credits during the film.
"When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2. When I looked this up, I didn't remember it at all. It was an odd pairing for a children's movie if you ask me.
"You've Got a Friend" from the original Toy Story. It plays over the introductory scene and is my absolute favorite song from a Pixar film.
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