My guess is that “Young and Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby, which is a wonderfully haunting song (it’s actually tied with “Let it Go” for my favourite song of the year) could be in. But I guess that, had they announced a replacement, the song in sixth place would’ve gotten in, and it would’ve probably have been a really obscure nomination choice.
I’m betting whatever song was in 6th place had no effect on whether or not they named a nominee. I think it’s a case of “everybody loses” here to keep it “fair”.
I know that people really wanted Lana Del Rey in, but yep, there’s a good chance that a song like the one in 12 Years A Slave or the rap from Short Term 12 was actually ahead. Those were songs that had a real impact and a context in the movie itself.
It’s useless to argue about this though. I believe that the current Academy rules prevent a replacement in this case, so even if they wanted to and it was logistically possible, they coudn’t do it. We’ll never know.
I don’t think Lana Del Rey would’ve made it in even without Alone… She is simply not the kind of artist the Academy would go for.
I don’t know if it would have got in, but I think it would have possibly been I see fire from The Hobbit.
I hope that #6 was “Young & Beautiful,” but I can see why that is a longshot idea.
Hopefully not Lana del Rey’s little song. I think the world has had a lifetime worth of her overrated shtick in 2012, no need to keep pretending she was good.
My guess is “You Can’t Fix This” from Sound City