Okay, so maybe the Best Song nominees aren't being performed on the Oscars telecast this year -- thus personally denying me a double dose of my lifelong musical hero Randy Newman. Yet that does not mean this will be a totally tuneless Oscar night. Here then is your free Oscar Party playlist put together in order to make everyone feel like an Academy Award-winner -- or less of an Academy Award-loser -- on Sunday night.
Please remember, it's an honor just to be nominated for my playlist.
And the nominees are . . .
"HOLLYWOOD SWINGING" - Kool & The Gang
"HOLLYWOOD WALTZ" - Eagles
"HOLLYWOOD FREAKS" - Beck
"EVERYONE'S GONE TO THE MOVIES" - Steely Dan
"OLD HOLLYWOOD" - Julian Casablancas
"ACT NATURALLY" - Buck Owens
"HOLLYWOOD" - Jay-Z
"CELLULOID HEROES" - The Kinks
"HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS" - Bob Seger
"DEEZ HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS" - Snoop Dogg
"GOODNIGHT, HOLLYWOOD BLVD. - Ryan Adams
"WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR" - Gene Simmons
"HOLLYWOOD KIDS" - Bruce Springsteen
"BLOCKBUSTER" - The Sweet
"HOLLYWOOD" - Chaka Khan & Rufus
"GONE HOLLYWOOD" - Supertramp
"RED CARPET (PAUSE, FLASH)" - R. Kelly
"DIRECTOR'S CUT" - Gavin Glass & The Holy Shakers
"HOLLYWOOD" - Rick James
"IF HOLLYWOOD DON'T NEED YOU (HONEY I STILL DO)" - Don Williams
"HOLLYWOOD" - Boz Scaggs
"HOLLYWOOD MEETS BOLLYWOOD" - Wyclef Jean
"HOLLYWOOD" - The Wallflowers
"MAKING MOVIES" - Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn
"HOLLYWOOD KIDS" - The Thrills
"UP ALL NIGHT (FRANKIE MILLER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD)" - Counting Crows
"HOLLYWOOD" - Matthew Hager
"HOLLYWOOD HILLS" - Alejandro Escovedo
"SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD" - Billy Joel
Okay, now get ready for your close-up, and tell me what songs you'll be playing at your Oscar party?