Listen to Avril Lavigne’s ‘Alice’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Posted by · 9:06 am · November 22nd, 2010

It’s slim pickings in the original song category this year. I didn’t even get around to featuring anything last week and diving back in today, I see there’s just not much to choose from.

So I’ll go with Avril Lavigne’s “Alice” from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s on the furthest outskirts of contenders for a variety of reasons, not least of them being that it’s simply a credits cue and isn’t used in the film, so that won’t really light the branch’s fire in the screening stage of the process.

Apparently Lavigne approached Disney to contribute to the film. Personally, it drives me (and my ears) nuts. But it’s one of the qualifying tracks in the hunt so it deserves its moment along with the rest.  Have a listen to “Alice” after the jump, and as always, keep up with the Best Original Song category via our dedicated page here.


[Photo: OK! Magazine]

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  • 1 11-22-2010 at 9:29 am

    Maxim said...

    This is capital ‘B’ bad. Period.

    Just for a change of pace I want back and listened to Pharrell’s “Despicable Me”. Yep, still holds up.

    In the year of simplistic songs it’s the one I find the most endearing.

  • 2 11-22-2010 at 10:47 am

    Otto said...

    I don’t think it’s that bad, typical pop stuff. But it won’t get nominated

  • 3 11-22-2010 at 11:48 am

    Graysmith said...

    Would this even be eligible? I can’t remember, but I don’t think it played right at the end credits, and you have to be the first credits song to be eligible.. no?

  • 4 11-22-2010 at 12:47 pm

    Yo said...

    what about Pharrell’s “Fun Fun Fun” from Despicable Me?

  • 5 11-22-2010 at 12:58 pm

    Alex L. said...

    My ears….they bleed! UGH!

  • 6 11-22-2010 at 2:06 pm

    rizza said...

    I don’t think it’s bad.. Something you could hear in an Avril Lavigne album… Yeah It won’t be nominated but I’d rather hear this than that of Cher…

    I’m just wondering where all the hate is coming from? Is it because of Avril or because people just don’t like the film?

  • 7 11-22-2010 at 3:11 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I think my favorite so far is Cher’s song. Would be surprised if that wasn’t nominated.

  • 8 11-22-2010 at 4:50 pm

    Maxim said...

    Rizza, in my case at least, it’s not a case of hate at all. I didn’t see the movie but I was willing to give the song a chance. Personally, I just couldn’t get past the trite lyrics.

  • 9 11-22-2010 at 6:03 pm

    Glenn said...

    I’ve heard several people mention “Bound to You” from BURLESQUE, but I wonder whether it is actually eligible. The song, as listed on Wikipedia (so, obviously not that credible, but I don’t know why this particular fact would be falsified), is written by Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler and Samuel Dixon. These three names are nowhere else to be found amongst the song-writing credits (except for Aguilera on “Express”), but the three names in collaboration are spread across Aguilera’s last album, “Bionic” (the three co-wrote several songs on that album, is what I’m saying). It’s my understanding that a song needs to be written absolutely, 100%, specifically for a film or it’s ineligible, so if “Bound to You” is found to just a “Bionic” offcut that the filmmakers repurposed for the film….?

    Although, John Patrick Shanley also has a song writing credit on the soundtrack apparently, so… umm… okay?

    “Alice” is horrible. Just like the film.

  • 10 11-22-2010 at 9:05 pm

    R.J. said...

    @Glenn: “Bound to You” is, in my opinion, a better song. I think it’s eligible, the wikipedia article for the Burlesque soundtrack links to a BBC interview with Sia Furler where she mentions having written a song for the soundtrack after working on Aguilera’s “Bionic” album. So I don’t think there would be a conflict in that department…but I could be wrong (wouldn’t be the first time).

  • 11 11-24-2010 at 8:26 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Graysmith: Yeah, it was the first cue on the credits.