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For Your Consideration 2010

Anybody who knows me, knows that I will take any opportunity to make a new mix CD. This would explain how I’m well past ten years of compilations entitled, “For Your Consideration”. This particular mix gets made every year around this time to coincide with the Oscars and features music from the movies of the year prior. I try to include music that represents all the films I loved from the year but that doesn’t always work with the flow of the CD. That’s why every year, and this year is no different, there are songs included from movies that I didn’t care for (NEW MOON, MY SISTER’S KEEPER) and music from movies I adored (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER).

I am sharing this year’s playlist with you in hopes that you too will piece these songs together and enjoy the tunes as your Oscar party guests arrive for the red carpet. I hope you like it.


1. A Story of Boy Meets Girl ~ Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen (500 DAYS OF SUMMER)
2. Us ~ Regina Spektor (500 DAYS OF SUMMER)
3. Married Life ~ Michael Giacchino (UP)
4. Almost There ~ Anika Noni Rose (THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG)
5. The Times They Are A-Changin’ ~ Bob Dylan (WATCHMEN)
6. All my Days ~ Alexi Murdoch (AWAY WE GO)
7. Ten Million Slaves ~ Otis Taylor (PUBLIC ENEMIES)
8. Hearing Damage ~ Thom Yorke (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON)
9. Smoke Without Fire ~ Duffy (AN EDUCATION)
10. Love ~ Nancy Adams (FANTASTIC MR. FOX)
11. Someone Else’s Life ~ Joshua Radin (ADAM)
12. Help Yourself ~ Sad Brad Smith (UP IN THE AIR)
13. All Is Love ~ Karen O and the Kids (from WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE)
14. Be Italian ~ Fergie (NINE)
15. Daydreams ~ Abel Korzeniowski (A SINGLE MAN)
16. Great Day ~ Paul McCartney (FUNNY PEOPLE)
17. Amazing Grace ~ Willie Nelson (THE MESSENGER)
18. I Can See in Color ~ Mary J. Blige (PRECIOUS)
19. The Weary Kind ~ Ryan Bingham (CRAZY HEART)
20. She’s Out of my Life (demo version) ~ Michael Jackson (THIS IS IT)
21. Feels Like Home ~ Edwina Hayes (MY SISTER’S KEEPER)
22. Out Here On My Own ~ Naturi Naughton (FAME)

Go ahead, download the cover while you’re at it! Enjoy.


  1. This is a very cool idea. I’m a huge music fan and make mixes too but I tend to keep my film nerdery and my music geekery completely separate. Nice playlist. While I haven’t seen all the films, I’d have to say that if there were an award for best soundtrack CD, (500) Days of Summer would win it hands down.

  2. Lovely idea. I’d like to see a category at the Oscars for use of previously recorded music or soundtrack. It is something that is often under-appreciated.

    Like the choice of songs.

  3. Well I’m hoping that the most appropriate song for Oscar night will be Carrie by Europe

  4. Hello all. Thanks for the comments. It is something I do every year. In fact, the cd’s are burning as I write this to you now. If there are any leftovers, I’m sure the extras will make their way to the next blogger night.

    Happy Oscars!

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