Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stevie Nicks | Dave Grohl track "You Can't Fix This" from Sound City in Oscar contention

Oscars: Academy Releases List of 75 Original Songs in Contention
Hollywood Reporter

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the original song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed on the Hollywood Reporter website.  Two of the contenders include two songs from the Sound City Real to Reel documentary "You Can't Fix This" and "Cut Me Some Slack" produced and directed by Dave Grohl.  How awesome is that!!  Of course it's a long shot, but to even be considered is pretty awesome!
"You Can't Fix This" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Stevie Nicks
Dave Grohl
Taylor Hawkins
Rami Jaffee

"Cut Me Some Slack" from Sound City
Sound City Players
Paul McCartney
Dave Grohl
Krist Novoselic
Pat Smear

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Oscar nominations will be announced live Jan. 16 at 5:30 a.m. PT


Anonymous said...

I'm all in for an Oscar win for Stevie, especially after the snarky reaction on here to the songs release- Ha Ha take that haters, yeah that's what I'll say.
However, if Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey ( Great Gatsby ) doesn't win, it would be a travesty.

Anonymous said...

Sounds just as strong as she did in the seventies. Flashback time for me. I'd vote for her.

Unknown said...

"Young and Beautiful" seems to be the pick for Oscar's original song this year. But a sneak win by Stevie would be epic!

Anonymous said...

I think a nomination is likely and will help SN morph into film songwriting in her emerging years to win, eventually, if not this time. The Academy voters may want to welcome her into the ranks of Randy Newman and Elton John, because of her survival skills. The film academy is kinder to older women than the recording industry is to get a nomination. Also the Academy Awards isn't a boys club.
Good luck, Stevie, may her song be nominated!

Matt said...

Great news! A very powerful song, which has really grown on me over time.

Anonymous said...

Guys - don't misunderstand this. It's NOT a nomination. It's simply "in contention" because it was submitted - this is not a qualitative honor. I'd be shocked if it garnered an actual Academy Award nomination, but who knows....

As for the person who calls anyone a "hater" who doesn't blindly embrace everything you think we should like based on celebrity worship - that's very typical of a culture that's lost its standards. Please hang out in the Justin Bieber/Lady Gaga world if you think that way. YOU CAN'T FIX THIS IS one of Stevie's all-time WORST songs, and I say that as a lifelong fan.

MplsMike said...

^^ ^^ I don't know that I'd call it one of her worst songs ... it's just not her best, and I think that is largely because the musical arrangement and the lyrics do not marry very well. The lyrics are just as powerful as the musical arrangement is potent, I just feel the lyrics would be better paired with another track. You are absolutely correct, however, this is not a nomination.

I would point out though ... as much as I agree with you that just because we love Stevie doesn't mean we have to love every song she releases, putting down other artists or people who listen to said artists is just as lame. Not all of us Gaga fans blindly love everything she releases.

I do have to wonder, though, who submitted it. I doubt it was someone from Stevie's camp; she does not strike me as the type of artist who would submit her work for contention. Maybe it was Dave Grohl or someone from his camp.

Anonymous said...

I like the song, LOVE the doc, but I'm sure Paul's song with Dave and crew will get the Nom before Fix This.

Anonymous said...

^^ WHY is it that if someone happens to like a song in their own opinion they are considered to just "blindly embrace everything" by one who disagrees??? .... LET ME BE CLEAR HERE, You're OPINION of this song as being one of the "WORST" songs is simply that, YOUR OPINION. You don't deride others as 'blindly embracing' or 'worshiping' something simply because you don't think others should like it. What a complete douche! Such a double standard. How incredibly arrogant and egotistical to think that you alone are the one who sets society's "standards" for music. PLEASE Get over yourself, others can think for themselves.

Anonymous said...

The point was that the term "hater" is commonly used by drone-like fans cultivated by artists like Bieber and Gaga to deflect all criticism, as if they personally were a thug army marching behind their "leader." Which is not to say all Gaga fans accept everything she does uncritically. It's just that some fans take criticism of their idols too personally, and so resort to equating criticism with "hate speech" - which is clearly a perversion of that concept.

I appreciate the thoughtful person who talked of the song in terms of the lyrics not agreeing with the track, but I still cringe at the cliched, amateurish words, which has Stevie "rhyming" the word glass with the word glass. Awful! Karen - please order a thesaurus from Amazon.

Anonymous said...

To be more specific about my saying that the lyrics of YOU CAN'T FIX THIS are cliched - here are NINE cliches if find within the song's short running time:

dancing with the devil
walk through the darkness
have a heart
never be sorry
hearts breaking
break like glass
hear the bells ring
never be sorry
burn you down

This degree of reliance on cliches should NOT be mistaken for deep feeling. Stevie seems lost and numbed out - like on STREET ANGEL.

I hope YOU CAN'T FIX THIS is just a temporary lapse.

John Seger said...

I really love "You can't fix this." I love Stevie's vocals, the lyrics, and the production. I respect those who don't like it, but I love it!

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