The top acts join the likes of Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Rick Ross and John Legend among 75 artists still in consideration for the Academy Award.
Adele's Skyfall makes the list, which was announced on Tuesday (11Dec12), while The Black Keys' Baddest Man Alive from the soundtrack to rapper RZA's directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists and Fiona Apple's Dull Tool from upcoming comedy This Is 40 are also among the favourites.
Katy Perry's Wide Awake from concert film Part of Me and Norah Jones' Everybody Needs a Best Friend from Ted are shortlisted, as are Mumford & Sons' Learn Me Right from Brave and tunes from Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated Django Unchained by Rick Ross (100 Black Coffins) and John Legend (Freedom).
Other films represented in the category include: Act of Valor, Being Flynn, Casa De Mi Padre, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Frankenweenie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hunger Games.
The nominations will be announced in January (13).