Adele's 'Skyfall' theme deemed eligible for original song Oscar

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There are 75 original songs that qualify for the Oscar this year, but really everyone has been waiting to hear about one.

Adele’s title theme to Skyfall surged to #1 on iTunes just days after debuting in October, but some feared the number by her and Paul Epworth would be ruled ineligible for the Oscar because it incorporates elements of the classic 007 theme, which of course is not original.

But the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided it was not a significant enough problem to boot it from the potential nominees, and included it without comment in its list of songs that could collect an Oscar on Feb. 24.

Depending on how the nominations go, and whether producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan decide to include performances of this category, the ABC telecast could turn into quite an eclectic concert.

The new lullaby-esque love song “Suddenly” from Les Miserables makes the cut, of course. And the list of eligible songs also includes Neil Finn’s “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Frankenweenie‘s “Strange Love”, performed by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O., and  Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” from her film Part of Me.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained could virtually fill the entire category, with four eligible songs: Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins”, John Legend’s “Who Did That To You?” (also, coincidentally, co-written by “Skyfall’s” Epworth), “Ancora Qui” from classic film composer Ennio Morricone and Elisa, and “Freedom” performed by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton.

Here’s the full list:

“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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