So what do we think of the new original Les Miserables song “Suddenly”? Are you crying right now? Frankly, if we didn’t know better when we watched today’s featurette, we would have assumed it was from the musical! You only get to hear bits and pieces of the tune as director Tom Hooper, musical co-creators Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, and producer Cameron Mackintosh break down the origin of the Jean Valjean song, but it is a tearjerker of the highest order.
Now, does “Suddenly” sound so mind-blowingly amazing that we want to give it a Best Song Oscar right now? No, because we haven’t felt that way since 1999 and “Blame Canada” was nominated from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Damn you, Phil Collins and your Tarzan soundtrack! Unless Disney decides to hastily release Tarzan 2 in the next few weeks, however, we think we can safely say “Suddenly” will probably bring in the win. Who else could possibly take it home? Adele’s “Skyfall”? “Learn Me Right” from Brave? Some sort of flute-based song from The Hobbit? You’re dreaming. Dreaming about Hugh Jackman being your kindly French adoptive dad! Seriously though, if something from The Hobbit soundtrack wins, we will start screaming and never stop.