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Petition For Rick Ross' 'Django Unchained' Track Starts Here: 75 Original Songs Eligible For 2012 Oscars

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Let's face it, as much as the Academy tries to retool the show each year, the Best Song category is always a lowlight of the show. It doesn't help that the songs themselves are generally not so hot, and whether performed in a giant medley or individually, it tends to bring the telecast to a grinding halt. But listen to us, Oscar voters, you can change all that in 2012.

The list of eligible tunes in the Original Song category has dropped, and yes, if it was a song written for a movie, it's pretty much on here. And while Arcade Fire for "Hunger Games" and Florence + The Machine for "Snow White And The Huntsman" might be more hipster-approved nominations, we'd love to see Rick Ross get a nod for "100 Black Coffins" from "Django Unchained." First off, it's a pretty tight jam, and one of the highlights of Quentin Tarantino's otherwise divisive flick (read our three reviews right here). But also, dude is GQ's BAWSE OF THE YEAR, and just imagine having that swagger walk onto the Dolby Theater stage in February and just killing this track.

So, c'mon Academy, do the right thing. We want Rick Ross in the final five in January. Full list below. [ComingSoon]

75 Songs Eligible For 2012 Oscars

"For You" from "Act of Valor"
"Metaphorical Blanket" from "Any Day Now"
"Let It Rain" from "Being Flynn"
"Learn Me Right" from "Brave"
"Touch the Sky" from "Brave"
"Airport" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
"Come on Girl" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
"Someday" from "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best"
"Protect the King" from "Brooklyn Castle"
"California Solo" from "California Solo"
"Casa De Mi Padre" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
"Del Cielo" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
"Yo No Se" from "Casa De Mi Padre"
"No Other Plans" from "Celeste and Jesse Forever"
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
"By the Light of the Moon" from "Crossroad"
"The Sambola! International Dance Craze" from "Damsels in Distress"
"When You Comin' Home" from "Darling Companion"
"Death by China" from "Death by China"
"Delhi Safari" from "Delhi Safari"
"Ancora Qui" from "Django Unchained"
"Freedom" from "Django Unchained"
"100 Black Coffins" from "Django Unchained"
"Who Did That to You?" from "Django Unchained"
"How Bad Can I Be?" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
"Let It Grow" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
"Thneedville" from "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
"Ain't No Train" from "Downtown Express"
"You Don't Have to Be a Star" from "Fame High"
"Jose's Martyrdom" from "For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada"
"Strange Love" from "Frankenweenie"
"Voodoo" from "Halloween Party"
"Luna Nascosta" from "Hidden Moon"
"Song of the Lonely Mountain" from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Abraham's Daughter" from "The Hunger Games"
"Master of the Seas" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
"We Are" from "Ice Age Continental Drift"
"Looking for a Sign" from "Jeff, Who Lives at Home"
"From Here to the Moon and Back" from "Joyful Noise"
"He's Everything" from "Joyful Noise"
"I'm Yours" from "Joyful Noise"
"Wide Awake" from "Katy Perry: Part of Me"
"Cosmonaut" from "Lawless"
"Beaten Up and Broken Down" from "Least among Saints"
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
"When I Grow Up" from "Losing Control"
"Love Always Comes as a Surprise" from "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
"Ladies of Tampa" from "Magic Mike"
"The Baddest Man Alive" from "The Man with the Iron Fists"
"This Gift" from "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"
"Still Alive" from "Paul Williams Still Alive"
"Dotted Line" from "People Like Us"
"Snake Eyes" from "Promised Land"
"Razors.Out" from "The Raid: Redemption"
"I'm Not Leaving" from "Re:Generation"
"Still Dream" from "Rise of the Guardians"
"Undercover Love" from "Rock of Ages"
"Big Machine" from "Safety Not Guaranteed"
"I Be Here" from "Saint Dracula"
"I Have Secrets" from "Saint Dracula"
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
"Breath of Life" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
"Gone" from "Snow White and the Huntsman"
"One Wing" from "Sparkle"
"Not Running Anymore" from "Stand Up Guys"
"Feel Love" from "Struck by Lightning"
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted"
"Never Had" from "10 Years"
"Dull Tool" from "This Is 40"
"She Won't Let Go" from "Until They Are Home"
"Kiss Me Goodbye" from "Virginia"
"Anything Made of Paper" from "West of Memphis"
"Hashishet Albi" from "Where Do We Go Now?"
"When Can I See You Again?" from "Wreck-It Ralph"

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7 Comments

  • Tom | December 12, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    It is too bad you would promote this douche. This fat fuck is not the real Rick Ross, he's a former prison security guard with no talent of his own so he stole someones else's name and made a career out of it and ignorant clowns like the author of this article support him. A former security guard rapping about being hard and gangsta, what a fucking joke.

  • Skutch | December 12, 2012 3:30 PMReply

    Adele vs. Rick Ross at the Oacars might make up for years of past mistakes.

  • TheWub | December 12, 2012 1:23 PMReply

    I like Officer Rick and his cornball rhymes and all, but there's an entire album full of more deserving hip-hop songs on the Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack, I.E. Rza and the Black Keys' "Baddest Man Alive" and my personal favorite "Tick, Tock" by Pusha T x Raekwon x Joell Ortiz x Danny Brown. Imagine THAT line up on the Oscar stage, dude.

  • T | December 12, 2012 1:11 PMReply

    That song is absolutely terrible.

    I'd rather see Matthew McConaughey come out in a thong and sing Ladies of Tampa. Followed by Will Ferrell doing Yo No Se.

  • KINICK | December 12, 2012 1:04 PMReply

    The Playlist said a few weeks ago Rick Ross was a big favourite of theirs...that explains why they would love it to win.

  • George | December 12, 2012 12:46 PMReply

    So wait, why isn't Live to Rise included?

  • Jesse | December 12, 2012 12:34 PMReply

    Saw a screening of Django. That song is so damn distracting and aweful, it compromises the film

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