‘Best Original Song’ Oscar Nominees: Listen and Vote!

February 27, 2014 12:18 pm
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The Oscars is this Sunday and in addition to all the glitz and glamour, we’re also really excited about the Best Original Song category.

U2, Pharrell Williams, and “Let It Go” from the Frozen soundtrack have all been nominated … but who will win?

Listen to all the tracks below and vote for your favorite!

“Happy” from Despicable Me 2

Music and Lyrics by Pharrell Williams
This upbeat tune, written and performed by Pharrell, is the perfect accompaniment to the sequel for the animated hit Despicable MeThis time, former villain, Gru, is learning to suppress his evil talents as he focuses on raising his adopted daughters.

“Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
This empowering song, performed by Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), helped the Frozen soundtrack rise to the top of the Billboard charts. The soundtrack even passed Beyonce, making its way to the No. 1 spot, and has already sold over 1.2 million copies.

The song was also given a pop-twist by “Heart Attack” singer Demi Lovato:

“The Moon Song” from Her

Music by Karen O; Lyrics by Karen O and Spike Jonze
This soft love song is performed as a duet between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson in the film Her. The film is about a man (Joaquin) who develops feelings for an artificial intelligence system, known as Samantha (ScarJo). The nominated version is performed by Karen O, lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom

Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton, and Larry  Mullen; Lyrics by Paul Hewson
This heartfelt song, written and performed by U2, already received a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” and honors the late Nelson Mandela in his fight to bring freedom and hope to black citizens of South Africa.

Which song do you think deserves the title of “Best Original Song” on Sunday?


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