Posted by · 12:46 pm · February 1st, 2009

You know the drill.  Tell us in the sidebar poll.

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28 responses so far

  • 1 2-01-2009 at 12:53 pm

    Mike said...

    “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen

  • 2 2-01-2009 at 1:25 pm

    Mr. Harmonica said...

    What Mike said.

  • 3 2-01-2009 at 1:49 pm

    N8 said...


  • 4 2-01-2009 at 1:50 pm

    N8 said...

    But that said, my next choice is “Down to Earth”.

  • 5 2-01-2009 at 1:59 pm

    sam said...

    the one that deserves it — isn’t even nominated — Can I have this dance from HSM3, Beyonce’s song Once in a lifetime from Cadillac Records.

    Jai Ho will win, this is the surest bet at the oscars.

  • 6 2-01-2009 at 2:01 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    I haven’t seen Slumdog yet so I don’t know how those songs function in the film but “Jai-Ho” is currently my favorite to listen to.

  • 7 2-01-2009 at 2:09 pm

    Speaking English said...

    “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E,” hands down. A beautifully spirited song that not only comments on the movie but serves a sort of epilogue to the film’s events. Chalk another one up for the robot.

  • 8 2-01-2009 at 2:21 pm

    T.S. said...

    Of course looking at the title – “Who Deserves it?” – opens to the door to what others have said about Springsteen. But I’ll ditto what Speaking English said; “Down to Earth” is my favorite of the bunch.

  • 9 2-01-2009 at 2:28 pm

    Matt said...

    Down to Earth from WALL-E deserves it and would even if that overhyped Wrestler song *was* nominated, which I’m very glad to see it wasn’t.

  • 10 2-01-2009 at 2:33 pm

    Bill said...

    Jai Ho.

  • 11 2-01-2009 at 2:34 pm

    Bill said...

    ^ (of the nominees of course)

  • 12 2-01-2009 at 2:34 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Personally I think “O…Saya” is far and away the best choice out of this group, yet it’s pulling up the rear. C’est la vie.

  • 13 2-01-2009 at 2:58 pm

    Dario said...

    Of course, the deserving songs aren’t nominees. However, I feel that what has happened in the sidebar so far, as well as past two years, will recur come Oscar night: “O, Saya” and “Jaiho” will split votes and open the door for “Down to Earth”.

  • 14 2-01-2009 at 3:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 15 2-01-2009 at 3:20 pm

    Dario said...

    And, just settle this for me, is it Jaiho or Jai Ho? I can never tell.

  • 16 2-01-2009 at 3:31 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Is it possible you can put up the results of the past polls?

  • 17 2-01-2009 at 3:38 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    “O… Saya” is the best of this bunch by a mile.

    I still think “Jai Ho” is going to win. I really don’t think “O… Saya” (too electronic, too edgy for the Academy) is going to pull too many votes from “Jai Ho.” So many people love that number in the train station, so I think it’ll win for that.

  • 18 2-01-2009 at 6:01 pm

    A.J said...

    There is a very fine line. A VERY fine line. Yes, “The Wrestler” is an amazingly good song. However, it did nothing for the film. The Oscars are about films and what makes them great, a song in the credits? Yes, two songs nominated are credit songs, but those are different. Why? WALL-E’s credits continue the story and Slumdog Millionaire’s are a tribute to Indian culture. Should “The Wreslter” really have been nominated over all but the credit song from High School Musical 3? No. Should it have been nominated over “Dracula’s Lament”? No. Should it have been nominated over “Rock Me Sexy Jesus”? No. Nominated over “The Call”? No.

  • 19 2-01-2009 at 6:12 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Sometimes the best place for a song is at the end, after you’ve watched the drama unfold. As “The Wrestler” sits on black and Springsteen’s opening verse kicks in, it has a much more defining impact than if it had simply been laced into some arbitrary montage within the film.

    That’s all I’m saying.

  • 20 2-01-2009 at 7:04 pm

    PJ said...

    “O…Saya” most definitely, but the other two are quite wonderful as well.

  • 21 2-01-2009 at 7:58 pm

    Chad said...

    Down to Earth is by far the blandest choice so it’ll probably win, as evidenced by this poll. Most people wouldn’t know good music if it spat in their face.

  • 22 2-01-2009 at 8:05 pm

    Andrew said...

    The only song that deserves the Oscar is “The Wrestler.” But I can live with “O… Saya” taking it.

  • 23 2-01-2009 at 8:17 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***Most people wouldn’t know good music if it spat in their face.***

    Most don’t know subjectivity, either, or condescension. I guess you’re the bearer of all truths, huh?

  • 24 2-01-2009 at 8:44 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    I just want MIA to take one home at the Oscars.

  • 25 2-01-2009 at 8:48 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Wow, I’m an idiot. Didn’t see the Polls Archive right under the darn poll.


  • 26 2-02-2009 at 2:48 am

    Ross said...

    I like Down to Earth the most and I think it wins for several reasons. It has Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman involved and it’d be a great tribute to WALL-E (it should win some awards other than animated). And of course, Slumdog has two nominated songs, which isn’t a problem usually, but could be here, because Jai Ho has lots of fans, but O Saya is considered more crucial by others. And it could lead to a split and WALL-E could very well emerge the victor.

  • 27 2-02-2009 at 2:49 am

    Glenn said...

    Just seeing M.I.A. on stage performing “O… Saya” will be amazing. It’s definitely the best of the nominees though even though I don’t really get what it’s on about. However, I fear people won’t vote for it because they can’t actually remember it from the movie.

  • 28 2-02-2009 at 4:58 am

    nixon said...

    If you think Wall E song is the best then that shows your music sense (or lack of it)