Listen to Adam Lambert’s ‘Time For Miracles’ from ‘2012’

Posted by · 12:46 pm · November 16th, 2009

Adam LambertOkay, it’s a stretch under the new voting scheme to think that Adam Lambert’s closing credits track “Time For Miracles” from Roland Emmerich’s blow-stuff-up-good entry “2012” would be an Oscar contender, but with the film hitting theaters over the weekend (and with the just-announced news that another big sci-fi entry will have an original tune in the mix) I thought it would be worth it to showcase Lambert’s first single, as we’ve been doing the rest of the year’s Best Original Song contenders.

And let’s face it — 10 years ago, this would be a sure-fire nominee.  And speaking personally, it’s somewhat nostalgic for that.  It has that epic, Diane Warren-like scope of songs like “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “How Do I Live.”  Cheese-fests, sure, but guilty pleasures are allowed in this life.

The track was written by Alain Johannes and the late Natasha Shneider, each formerly of the Los Angeles indie rock band Eleven.  It’s positioning in the film is clearly a liability, but it’s the kind of thing that would most certainly grab more ratings for the Oscarcast, should it find itself in the mix.

Have a listen to the song below, which we featured less formally a few weeks back, and tell us what you think.

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  • 1 11-16-2009 at 2:14 pm

    Encore Entertainment said...

    To be honest I hate the changes to song category. Springsteen’s The Wrestler and Beyonce’s Once In a Lifetime were both played over the credits and both were good songs worthy of recognition.

  • 2 11-16-2009 at 2:28 pm

    daveylow said...

    I like Adam but I think this song is awful.

  • 3 11-16-2009 at 2:48 pm

    Paul Outlaw said...

    He can work a song all right, but this is a waste of his gifts. A snoozefest.

  • 4 11-16-2009 at 3:43 pm

    Patryk said...

    Stinko.

  • 5 11-16-2009 at 5:37 pm

    RyanT said...

    No thank you.

  • 6 11-16-2009 at 8:28 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    All I gotta say is I voted for the right person…and that person won American Idol.

    I’ll stick with Kris Allen.

    That being said, this song of Adam’s is, believe it or not, about 50 times LESS shitty than his two new epic fail singles.

  • 7 11-28-2009 at 6:01 pm

    pj said...

    are you guys kidding?
    adam sang his ass off!
    he did a fantastic job. kris allen couldn’t have sung this song – only adam has the range and power to make this song work.
    i voted for kris, but for this song i vote for adam.

  • 8 11-28-2009 at 10:56 pm

    The Other James D. said...

    Nobody said Kris could’ve sung this song =P. My sentiment is I never wanted to hear this song to begin with.

    But kudos to you for voting for Kris =).