Jack Black’s rendition of “Peaches” in the Super Mario Bros Movie could potentially qualify for the Best Original Song category at the Oscars. The song, co-written by Black, the film’s directors, and Eric Osmond and John Spiker, features his character Bowser playing a piano ballad expressing his affection for Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor Joy, the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom. The song has been a hit with fans, garnering over 5 million views on YouTube since its release on April 7, and is currently trending at No.2 for music and in the top 10 of the iTunes streaming charts.
Although it is still early to discuss the Oscar nominations, the song’s popularity among viewers may earn it a spot in the Oscar spotlight.
It’s worth noting that the music video for “Peaches” was directed by Cole Bennett, the founder of Lyrical Lemonade, a music video and event production company. Bennett is well-known for his work with popular hip-hop and rap artists, and his direction of the “Peaches” video adds another layer of creative talent to the project. With such a strong team behind the song and its accompanying video, it’s no wonder that “Peaches” has become such a viral sensation among fans.