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100 Years…100 Songs

I wish the AFI special on CBS last night had emphasized that to be eligible for consideration, a song had to come from an American film; then I wouldn’t have spent so much time grumbling, “What about ‘A Hard Day’s Night’? ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’? ‘Help!’?!?”

Where the hell was “We’re in the Money”? And speaking of morale-boosting Depression-era anthems, I suppose I can grudgingly accept the omission of “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” since it’s from a short rather than a feature, but if it had been considered I think it would’ve beaten “Hakuna Matata” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Wow—I just found the list of the 400 songs that were considered, and someone actually thought of “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Wayne’s World. On the downside, apparently no one remembered the amazing perfrmance of “Minnie the Moocher” in The Blues Brothers. Shame, shame!
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