Fiona Apple, Arcade Fire, the Black Keys and more Make Oscar Best Song Longlist

The Academy has a long list to choose from for this year’s Best Original Song. There are over 75 potential nominees according to Rolling Stone (via Pitchfork). The list includes such acts as Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, the Black Keys, Karen O, Rick Ross, Adele, and more.

Here are some of the tracks being considered:

Arcade Fire is up for The Hunger Games track “Abraham’s Daughter”, Fiona Apple’s “Dull Tool” from This Is 40, the Black Keys’ “Baddest Man Alive” from The Man With the Iron Fists, Karen O’s Frankenweenie track “Strange Love”, Rick Ross’ Django Unchainedtrack “100 Black Coffins”, and naturally, Adele’s epic Skyfall theme. Also up for the nod: John Legend, Mumford & Sons, Liz Phair, Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, and more.

The nominees will be announced on January 10, and the Oscars will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane on February 24. Until then check out The Black Keys and RZA “Baddest Man Alive” video:

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