Often times a musician goes out of his or her way to record a singular song to accompany a film, whether it’s featured in the film or serves as an afterword on the soundtrack. These songs usually do not have the same weight or necessity as the film’s score, and are sometimes produced solely to make more money.
On the other side of that fence, some films hold a special place for the original song, like the James Bond series or how Randy Newman always shows up with more to say about friendship in the Toy Story films.
Each year, an Oscar is given to the Best Original Song, selected from around 5 nominees. Though these nominees are selected from a decent sized shortlist, there are still songs out there from movies past that you don’t hear much about. Here are 10 songs that deserve some more recognition….
10. “Dull »
- Marshall Granger
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