Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Oscar News: Best Song Nominee “Seen (Io Si)” Is Getting Hit Radio Play, Song by 12 Time Nominee Diane Warren


This is crazy. I told you a couple of weeks ago that the song “Seen (Io Si) from the movie “The Life Ahead” was getting radio play.

Well, it’s turned into an actual hit on Adult Contemporary radio. Laura Pausini sings the English version of Diane Warren’s song, nominated for Best Song at this year’s Oscars.

It’s Warren’s 12th nomination for Best Song. And even though there is a lot of jockeying for the Oscar from the other nominees, this is the only one that’s turned into a HIT on the radio. I’m not sure even Diane Warren — who’s written tons of top 10 hits over the years — has seen this chart from Media Access. “Seen” is number 20, ahead of a lot of established stars’ hits!

“Seen (Io See)” is a great record, and one that deserves the Oscar. It’s entirely original, not patterned after other music in its movie. (Some of the other nominated songs are written to sound like other songs in their film.)

I hope the music branch of the Academy realizes how important it is to have an Oscar Best Song on the radio. I think they do. And breaking Pausini as a new artist in America is very exciting. Netflix, which showed “The Life Ahead” with Sophia Loren, should be sending out cannoli’s or Prosecco to celebrate!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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