This category is pretty interesting. When you think about it, it's almost like the Best Song category at the Oscars. Those songs are originals written for the purpose of the movie, sort of as these are.
So, I figured for some fun, we could see all the videos and evaluate the individual songs for what they're worth, then, oh boy.. I'll finally make my pick for a winner at this years awards!
First up is "Christmas Time Is Killing Us" from Family Guy. Sorry for the quality - it's the best I could find at the moment.
Second up was "Born to Be Somebody" from Never Say Never. Yes, the Justin Beiber "movie." I can't believe I'm doing this either... *sadly* I can't find a particular scene from the movie featuring this song, so I surfed around and found the best put together visuals I could that include the song.
Third on our list we have "So Long" from the movie Winnie the Pooh, done by She + Him. Here's the adorable credits from the movie that feature it:
Fourth on the list is "Where the River Goes" from Footloose. I've been in this show and sound mixed for it, and this has got to be a new one for the new version of the movie, which I also have yet to see. Actually, there's a lot of new music on this soundtrack from the looks of it, and they went more country. I don't have a real video for it, but here's, at least, a visual and the song:
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from Burlesque, performed by Cher, is the next song nominated. I did actually see this one, and this song was actually performed in the movie itself. Let me tell you, I was actually slightly in tears during this song. Cher has got it. Check out the scene from the movie itself:
Finally, we have "I See the Light" from Disney's 50th animated film, Tangled.
Time to pick a winner...
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from Burlesque.
This song has everything I was judging these songs on. It was, first off, fitting for the visual media in context of what was going on and the characters involved. Secondly, it was extremely well written. Finally, it was well performed. Those were the three things I whittled down my decision based on. I really believe that this is the deserving song for this award for the 2012 Grammys.