The “Super Mario Bros. Movie” song “Peaches” is eligible for the Oscar for Best Original Song
Is “Peaches” from “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” one of the first Oscars original song competitors of the year?
Universal has confirmed that the ultimate power ballad, sung by Jack Black as the evil Bowser, will be eligible for Oscar consideration for best original song.
The focus of “Peaches” is Bowser’s unfulfilled love. What about the subject of his adoration? Anya Taylor Joy voices Princess Peach, the Mushroom Kingdom’s ruler. Black, Aaron Horvath, and Michael Jelenic, the film’s directors, Eric Osmond, and John Spiker, all contributed to the song’s co-writing.
Bowser belts out the ballad while sitting at his piano in the movie. “Peach, you’re so cool And with my star, we’re gonna rule. Peach, understand, I’m gonna love you ’til the very end. Princess Peach, at the end of the line, I’ll make you mine.” Bowser hilariously sings “Peaches” in various keys during the chorus. He goes on to say, “Mario, Luigi, and a Donkey Kong, too. A thousand troops of Koopas couldn’t keep me from you.”
Since the music video was released on April 7, it has gotten more than 5 million views on YouTube and is as of now No. 2 on the trending page for music.
You should never say never too silly songs, even though it is still far too early to talk about the Oscars. Ed Helms’ “Stu’s Song” from “The Hangover” and “Blame Canada” from “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” have all been qualified for Oscar original song consideration.