(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Miss Misery"
Artist: Elliot Smith
Release Date: December, 1997
From the Album: Music From The Motion Picture "Good Will Hunting" (1997)
Quick Take: "Miss Misery" is a song by singer-songwriter Elliott Smith who wrote both the music and lyrics. Featured in the closing credits and the soundtrack of the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, the song was nominated for Best Original Song in the 1998 Academy Awards. On March 23, 1998, Smith played an abridged version of the song at the 70th Academy Awards, accompanied by the house orchestra. After the "shocking" nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Smith had to be convinced by the producers to perform the song at the ceremony, as he had not intended to do so. They informed him that his song would be played live that night, whether by him or another musician of their choosing.