Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #173 – “Opportunity,” from Annie

 

173. “Opportunity,” from Annie

That’s right, this Annie movie did happen. It’s currently the final film of Cameron Diaz’s career, unless she decides to come back one of these years.

Sia wrote all the songs for the movie, and you can totally hear it from this song. It’s not my favorite song ever, but it’s charming and actually does fit within the rest of the movie. Plus they have Quvenzhané Wallis perform the song in the film, so it’s not some throwaway song they put over the end credits. I don’t love it as much as maybe some of the songs below it, but I wanted to give them credit for writing an extra song for this movie (with a lot of great songs) that doesn’t stick out as that sore a thumb, like some other movies written for pre-existing musicals tend to do.

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