Golden Raspberry Awards: 1990
The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke. Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended. Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition. In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year. But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call. We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.
The eleventh annual Razzies nominated the movies of 1990. Ghost and Home Alone were the big movies that year. Dances With Wolves beat out Goodfellas for Best Picture at the Oscars much to the chagrin of film critics everywhere. The Razzies were all about a foul-mouthed stand-up comedian and a frustrated ghost who just wants to do it.
Worst Original Song
- “He’s Comin’ Back (The Devil!)” from Repossessed, music and lyrics by Chris LeVrar
- “The Measure of a Man” from Rocky V, music and lyrics by Alan Menken
- “One More Cheer” from Stella, written by Jay Gruska & Paul Gordon
Winner: “He’s Comin’ Back (The Devil!)”
Once again, I’m going to keep my thoughts on Worst Song to a minimum because I just don’t have very strong opinions in this category.
First up, we have a rap song for the Exorcist parody, Repossessed.
The Razzies really didn’t like rap music so it’s not a big surprise this song got the prize.
The next nominee was a ballad written by Alan Menken and performed by Elton John.
Did I like this song? No. Do I think it would have been nominated if it weren’t from the Rocky V soundtrack? Also no.
Finally we have a Bette Midler song from the movie Stella.
Again, I’m not a fan of Midler’s music or her movies. So this just isn’t my cup of tea. I would imagine her fans have no problem with the song.
Next: Worst New Star