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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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“Don't Dream It's Over”

Crowded House | 1986

Early in the sessions for Crowded House's debut album, the band and producer Mitchell Froom were still feeling each other out, and at one point Froom substituted session musicians for the band's Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. "At the time it was a quite threatening thing," Neil Finn told Rolling Stone. "The next day we recorded 'Don't Dream It's Over,' and it had a particularly sad groove to it — I think because Paul and Nick had faced their own mortality." As for the song itself, "It was just about on the one hand feeling kind of lost, and on the other hand sort of urging myself on — don't dream it's over," Finn explained.

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