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Springsteen, Miley, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes' "Best Song"

December 11, 2008 11:50 AM ET

Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Peter Gabriel and Clint Eastwood will compete in the Best Original Song category at next year's Golden Globes ceremony. Springsteen's "The Wrestler," the end-credits song for Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, will also feature on Bruce's upcoming album Working On a Dream. Cyrus' "I Thought I Lost You" from Bolt, Beyoncé's "Once In A Lifetime" from Cadillac Records and Peter Gabriel's Wall-E theme "Down To Earth" will also attempt to fend off actor/director Clint Eastwood and his "Gran Torino," performed with Jamie Cullum from the movie of the same name.

While strange on paper, Eastwood's nomination should come as no surprise as the Oscar-winning director and the man who portrayed "Dirty Harry" is also an accomplished musician who has scored his own films for years. And over in the Best Actor In a Drama category, Rolling Stone cover star Brad Pitt grabbed a nomination for his work in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which also locked up nods for Best Drama, Best Score and Best Screenplay.

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Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

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