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Academy Awards Groove of the Weekend/Justin Timberlake/”Can’t Stop the Feeling”

No/all shade to the Academy Awards, but anyone remember when the Best Original Song category was locked and loaded with Billboard chart busting singles and tracks everybody and the radio knew? 

This year certainly holds a Yankee candle to that hypothesis as the nominees include two from La La Land–“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” as well as “The Empty Chair” from Jim:The Janes Foley Story and “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. 

While each of these tracks hold it down in their accompanying films, let’s face it–“You Must Love Me,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Colors of the Wind” and “You’ll Be in My Heart” they certainly…ain’t. 

However, when it comes to Justin Timberlake‘s Billboard Hot 100 owning “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls, well, here we finally have an Oscar nominated groove that everyone and their grandmother knows as JT’s bubbly flow still hasn’t stopped taking over the radio since its release last fall. 

And plus…who doesn’t love Mr. Timberlake? While La La Land is no doubt expected to sweep the Oscars tomorrow night, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” is not only a Best Original Song that should win…but it deserves to. 

With that being said, let’s all just dance, dance, dance, dance, dance and tune into the Jimmy Kimmel hosted 89th Annual Academy Awards tomorrow night. 

 

This year’s grooves sound like….

 

 

 

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Academy Awards Groove of the Day/Madonna/”You Must Love Me”

Although we’ve spent the week featuring those grooves that didn’t snag the Academy Award for Best Original Song, this is the winning Madonna owned ballad from Evita we’re spilling about here, so respect and attention must be paid. 

Of course, who get forget the Material Girl slipping into the wardrobe, style and songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s beloved musical? No one.

While many people grumbled and rumbled over Madge playing the late Argentinian First Lady, Ms. Eva Peron (namely..all of Argentina), the “Like a Prayer” songstress nailed every drop of it and our Evita lives were never the same again. 

Although Madonna didn’t even get nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Peron, she did take home the Golden Globe (and if you’ll remember it was two months after she gave birth to daughter Lourdes..and who could forget those Globes when she accepted the award?), which would still lead her to the Oscars stage for a somber rendition of “You Must Love Me,” which actually snatched the Oscar over Celine Dion‘s “Because You Loved Me” that same year. 

While it appears that Madonna was nowhere to be found when Webber and co-writer Tim Rice accepted the Oscar, it was a Material music moment that we’ll, um, cherish for the rest of our Madonna lives. 

Well, that and the dance remix of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” of course. 

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Academy Awards Groove of the Day/Whitney Houston/”I Have Nothing”

Sigh……

That collective outcry of pearl clutching air can be construed in many different ways when it comes to our dearly departed Whitney Houston‘s behemoth David Foster & Linda Thompson penned ballad from The Bodyguard.

For one, it’s fucking “I Have Nothing” we’re talking about here, and please, stop trying to hit those high notes with the key change….it’s never going to happen. 

Two, it gets us more than woke to see Ms. Deborah Cox own the stage at The Academy of Music starting tonight through Sunday with her giving of life to Whitney’s role in the regional touring musical based off of the box office owning 1992 movie. 

Third, and get ready to clutch….the soul shattering serenade lost to “A Whole New World” for the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. Yes, it’s true and hard to believe being that “Nothing” still destroys our worlds with every earth crumbling note. 

Even more unbelievable is that Mizz Houston was nominated three times in total in the category as “Run to You” and “Queen of the Night” also got nods and sadly, lost.

Like, they couldn’t give our beloved Diva of It All one Oscar?? 

Sigh….if only “I Will Always Love You” was eligible for an Original Song nod (the legendary Ms. Dolly Parton wrote it for Whitney/us in 1974) would we all not want to throw major Twister shade at Jazmine and Aladdin right now. 

Because as you’ll hear once again (if you haven’t fifty times already today, in which most likely..yas), this track is life within Whitney life within more life within its god damn self. 

And again…please stop…you’re offending California as there’s truly only one diva that can serve up the “I Have Nothing” goods–our beloved Ms. Whitney Houston

Sigh….

 

This year’s grooves sound like….enjoy.