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Academy unveils list of eligible songs

'HSM 3,' 'Repo!' lead pack of 49 tracks

Forty-nine eligible songs are in the running for Oscar nominations. List includes 11 tracks from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and three from “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”

Songs from two docus — “They Killed Sister Dorothy” and “Trouble the Water” — also made the cut.

Members of the Academy’s music branch will vote on the final nomination list at a Jan. 6 screening event. DVDs of the song clips will be mailed to those who can’t attend.

To be eligible, a song must contain original words and music written specifically for the film. In a change to the rules, only two songs from a single film may be nominated.

The full list of eligible songs, listed alphabetically by film, is below.

“By the Boab Tree” from “Australia”

“Barking at the Moon” from “Bolt”

“I Thought I Lost You” from “Bolt”

“Once in a Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records”

“The Call” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”

“It Ain’t Right” from “Dark Streets”

“Too Much Juice” from “Dark Streets”

“Dracula’s Lament” from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

“Drive” from “Fuel”

“Gran Torino” from “Gran Torino”

“Rock Me Sexy Jesus” from “Hamlet 2”

“The Boys Are Back” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Can I Have This Dance” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“High School Musical” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“I Want It All” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Just Getting Started” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Just Wanna Be with You” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“A Night to Remember” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Now or Never” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Right Here Right Now” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Scream” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Walk Away” from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”

“Di Notte” from “The Lodger”

“The Traveling Song” from “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”

“The Story” from “My Blueberry Nights”

“The Code of Life” from “My Dream”

“In Rodanthe” from “Nights in Rodanthe”

“Nothing but the Truth” from “Nothing but the Truth”

“Djoyigbe” from “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

“Waterline” from “Pride and Glory”

“Another Way to Die” from “Quantum of Solace”

“Up to Our Nex” from “Rachel Getting Married”

“Chase the Morning” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

“Chromaggia” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

“Zydrate Anatomy” from “Repo! The Genetic Opera”

“Broken and Bent” from “Role Models”

“Code of Silence” from “Save Me”

“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire”

“Little Person” from “Synecdoche, New York”

“Right to Dream” from “Tennessee”

“Forever” from “They Killed Sister Dorothy”

“Trouble the Water” from “Trouble the Water”

“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”

“The Little Things” from “Wanted”

“Count on Me” from “The Women”

“The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler”

“Sweet Ballad” from “Yes Man”

“Yes Man” from “Yes Man”

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