..."We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3, words and music by Randy Newman.
Yay! The up-tempo won! I have to confess I was rooting for this one to win.
I play for a singing competition that is basically drunk-live American Idol, and one week the contestants had to sing a song that had won the Academy Award.
It. Was. The. Longest. Night. Of. My. Life.
That is how I learned that ballads are often favored for Oscar songs. I guess there's something cinematic about a deeply-moving ballad?
Anyway, I like Randy Newman's quirky voice, and I like the bass riff and the horn arrangment, and I'm more than thrilled that there's one more up-tempo to choose from in the realm of Oscar-winning songs.