Listen to Cee Lo Green’s ‘What Part of Forever’ from ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’

Posted by · 8:24 am · December 6th, 2010

Can you tell I’m grasping at straws with this category yet?  I’m planning on writing up this year’s Best Original Song category in Thursday’s Tech Support column and I thought I’d squeeze a few more contenders in this week, but there’s not a lot to choose from.

Cee-Lo Green’s “What Part of Forever” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” was nominated for a Satellite Award by the International Press Academy last week so I guess giving it some space here makes (a little) sense.  I haven’t seen the film so I can’t speak to its usage therein.  I watched the first two films of the series back-to-back last year and was stunned.  I never want to feel that way again so I avoid them like the plague.

Also included on the soundtrack were tunes from Muse, Beck and Bat For Lashes and Muse (whose “Eclipse (All Yours)” was also nominated for a Satellite), all eligible (I think).

Anyway, that’s all I really have to offer on this track.  I will admit that I like the song.  But we’re just filling out the edges of this category for now.  It seems like it’s down to a handful of possibilities (though we never know what might turn up at the end of the day).

Have a listen to “What Part of Forever” below and as always, keep up with the Best Original Song category via its dedicated page here.

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  • 1 12-06-2010 at 8:45 am

    Everett said...

    I think Cee-Lo’s more popular song is what many would like to say to the fans of the Twilight series.

  • 2 12-06-2010 at 8:47 am

    cineJAB said...

    so the thing about New Moon and Eclipse is that they are dreadfully bad movies – but they have pretty excellent soundtracks. I don’t know what the appeal is other than making an extra buck, but some of my personal favorite artists have been featured on the twilight soundtracks, and honestly the songs are among my favorite by the artists. From New Moon there were songs by Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, Lykke Li, The Killers, and Thom Yorke of Radiohead that are all absolutely worth a listen – especially the Lykke Li song “Possibility,” which actually worked pretty well even in the context of that awful movie.
    As far as this Cee-Lo song goes, I’m not the biggest fan, but the Eclipse soundtrack has a few great songs as well by Vampire Weekend (PUN!), Beck & Bat For Lashes as you mentioned, and really excellent songs by Sia and Florence + The Machine.
    The thing about this music is that most of it isn’t even featured in the movie; The Florence + the Machine song is the second song played in the credits of the film, but far and away the best on it’s soundtrack. The music stands on it’s own as a separate thing from the film. Whoever’s job it is to convince these talented artists to write songs for these horrific movies would get a high five from this guy.

  • 3 12-06-2010 at 8:50 am

    Graysmith said...

    It’s a totally decent song but it’s hard to imagine it coming anywhere close to the Kodak, if not for the sole reason of what film it’s attached to.

    It’ll be very interesting to see what the Golden Globes and BFCA pick for this category, especially since they always have five nominees (right?). I can’t even think of three worthy of the Oscars, let alone five. Sheesh. Maybe Alan Menken should’ve put all songs into contention for Tangled after all, he could’ve easily gotten every slot.

    What about that other song from Country Strong, the one that didn’t have the same title as the movie.. Maybe you could post that one?

  • 4 12-06-2010 at 8:53 am

    Graysmith said...

    It’s also very telling when the Grammys didn’t nominate a single song from a 2010 movie. All the nominees were either from the last part of 2009 (like The Weary Kind) or from TV.

  • 5 12-06-2010 at 9:12 am

    BenG said...

    Dude, “All Yours (Eclipse)” Was written by Paramore

  • 6 12-06-2010 at 9:33 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    You sure about that?

  • 7 12-06-2010 at 10:22 am

    Graysmith said...

    @Kris,

    Do you know if “Lay My Burden Down” from Get Low is an original? I was just listening to the soundtrack, and it’s certainly a better song than just about most of this year’s contenders. I looked around and it seems like it’s an original song written by Aoife O’Donovan for Krauss to record for the film.. But I can’t find anything definitive to prove it.

  • 8 12-06-2010 at 11:44 am

    Harv said...

    Actually, “All Yours (Eclipse)” is by Metric, but also co-written by Howard Shore.

  • 9 12-06-2010 at 11:50 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Graysmith: It’s not listed as an FYC on the screener so I’d guess not.

  • 10 12-07-2010 at 5:46 am

    Graysmith said...

    By the way, it seems like both Morning Glory and the new Narnia films have original songs.. They have at least been released as singles on iTunes. The Narnia one is by Carrie Underwood, the one for Morning Glory is by some group named The Weepies. Neither sounds like an Oscar contender, but anyway.