Every Hero Needs a Theme by Egantx7

Champion(s):

scbantam
Ours but to do or die!


Runner(s)-Up:

MarcotteM


Quiz Description

Inspired by MarcotteM's One Day up at the Corporate Farm on Television Theme Songs is this 12 question ditty about nominees for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, which has been given (in various guises) since the 1988 Grammys.

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Questions:

MarcotteM's tidbit that set me off on this quest is that only once has this award ever been given for a television series theme song. Which TV series, which ran from 2000-06 won the award in 2002? The theme song was written by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, and performed by They Might Be Giants.

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Malcom in the Middle ("Boss of Me")

I mentioned in the notes that every hero needs a theme song (a line paraphrased from I'm Gonna Get You Sucka). The 2003 Grammys saw the song "Hero" by Chad Kroeger nominated representing which film?

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Spider-Man

Randy Newman won the Grammy in this category in 2003 for the song "If I Didn't Have You". After 14 previous nominations, "If I Didn't Have You" notably won Newman his first Oscar. For what film did Newman win the Grammy and his first Oscar?

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Monsters, Inc.

Much like with the Oscars, the theme songs from two of the Lord of the Rings films were nominated for this Grammy, but only one of them won. Which song from The Return of the King, a melancholy ballad sung by Annie Lennox, and which premiered before the film at the funeral for one of Peter Jackson's friends, won the Grammy and Oscar?

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"Into the West"

Prince was twice nominated for this award: once for the song "Partyman" and the other for "The Song of the Heart". Name either film which earned Prince a nomination in this category.

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Batman and Happy Feet

One of the more shocking upsets in the category came in 2004 when the Oscar winner "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile) and the projected Oscar winner "The Hands That Built America" (from Gangs of New York) both lost to "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow", which garnered three people Grammys, none of whom are primarily composers or songwriters. Name any one of the three people who walked away with Grammys for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow": one was the film's director, and the other two starred in the film (and frequently collaborate with the director) in addition to writing the song.

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Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, and Michael McKean

In the first year this award was given (1988), one television theme song was nominated. Identify the series which had a theme song written by Lee Holdridge and Al Jarreau, and which spent a single week at #1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Chart in 1987, a series likely best remembered today for rocketing one of its stars to A-list stardom.

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Moonlighting

This guy has been co-nominated for this award nine times, and has co-won this award 5 times. Identify this composer/songwriter, likely best known for his collaborations with Howard Ashman and Stephen Schwartz, whose wins were for "Under the Sea", "A Whole New World", "Colors of the Wind", and "I See the Light". (edited at 9:35 pm, January 29, 2017 (EST))

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Alan Menken

Song or Movie title acceptable Only one song has ever won this category that had lyrics in a language other than English. Later covered in English by the Pussycat Dolls, Identify EITHER the title of the song that won this category in 2010, or the film that it came from.

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Jai Ho (from Slumdog Millionaire)

Only one film has had three different songs nominated, and shockingly it wasn't a film from the House of Mouse. Two of those nominated songs were "Count on Me" which was co-written and performed by Whitney Houston, while another was "It Hurts Like Hell". Identify this 1995 film which saw all three nominated songs produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and which is likely better known for its third song, known by its subtitle "Shoop Shoop".

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Waiting to Exhale

This 2015 film had two songs nominated. One of those songs, "Earned It" was also Oscar nominated. Identify this film which won five of its six Razzie nominations, and was also Grammy and Golden Globe nominated for the creepily titled song "Love Me Like You Do".

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Fifty Shades of Grey

First two words of the film title only are needed, but give the rest at your own risk. Madonna was nominated three times in this category, but won only once. Her two losses were for the title track from Who's That Girl? and "I'll Remember" from With Honors. For which 1999 film did Madonna finally win in this category, for her work on the song "Beautiful Stranger"? The film was the second film in a trilogy, and the music video featured a small cameo from Michael York, reprising his character from the film.

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Austin Powers (The Spy Who Shagged Me)

This film has two songs currently nominated for the 2017 Grammy: "Heathens" by Tyler Joseph and "Purple Lamborghini" by Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts. Identify this film that underwhelmed a lot of audiences and critics at the box office despite a pretty nice trailer that had a large section set to the song "Ballroom Blitz".

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Suicide Squad