I hope they are ready to say, “Well, I would have liked to be nominated, but there were better songs than mine.”

Barenaked Ladies, Bryan Adams up for song Oscars
The Barenaked Ladies and Bryan Adams are in the running for Oscars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its list of the 42 songs being considered for best original song.
Adams, a three-time Oscar nominee, has been named for It Ainít Over Yet, a song he wrote for the movie, Racing Stripes.
Vancouver-based Adams was previously nominated for his work on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (for which he also won a Grammy), Don Juan DeMarco and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
The Toronto-based Barenaked Ladies have been named for One Little Slip. The song was used in the Disney animated film Chicken Little.
The long list of 42 songs will be whittled down to five final choices to be announced January 31st.
Among the competition is Carly Simon’s Shoulder to Shoulder from Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, and 50 Cent’s song I’ll Whip Ya Head Boy from Get Rich or Die Tryin√≠.
Other artists with movie songs under consideration are Fountains of Wayne, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer, Polyphonic Spree, Sting and members of Radiohead.