PopOff #5: The Sound of Oscar Losers

PopOff #5: The Sound of Oscar Losers

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration beyond mainstream radio programming climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

On today’s episode of PopOff! we do a vertical listening of over 3 decades of songs that lost Oscar glory, a few winners, and a whole bunch of of songs that got totally SNUBBED by the Academy. Gather your friends and try to guess, which ones got the thumbs down from the Academy! $3 prize pot buy in to play!



Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Tony Bennett – The Shadow Of Your Smile
The New Seekers – Georgy Girl
Phil Harris – The Bare Necessities
Noel Harris – The Windmills Of Your Mind
Rod McKuen – Jean
The Cast Of Scrooge – Thank You Very Much
Isaac Hayes – Shaft
Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell – Dueling Banjos
Madeline Bell – All That Love Went To Waste
Lynard Skynard – Saturday Night Special
Diana Ross – Do You Know Where Your Going To (Them From Mohagony)
Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now
Liza Minnelli – New York, New York
Donna Summer – Last Dance
Kermit The Frog – Rainbow Connection
Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Irene Cara – Flashdance (What A Feeling)
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group – This Is Not America
Berlin – Take My Breath Away
Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Carly Simon – Let The Rover Run
Samuel Wright – Kiss The Girl
Madonna – Sooner or Later
Angela Lansbury – Beauty and the Beast
Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
Janet Jackson – Again
Lisa Loeb and 9 Stories – Stay
Fred Astaire – They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Elvis – Jailhouse Rock
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
Bette Midler – The Rose
Prince – When Doves Cry
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Coco Lee & Yo-Yo Ma – Love Before Time
Teegan & Sarah & The Lonely Island – Everything Is Awesome
Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way

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