It’s award season! And next up on the celebration list are the Academy Awards. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. EST to see who wins – we’ll be watching on of our favorite artist categories, Best Original Song. This year there are five nominees in this category, and we think they all deserve a chance to win. Read on to see if your favorite original song made it onto the list this year:
I CAN’T LET YOU THROW YOURSELF AWAY
This song has lyrics and music written by Randy Newman – the track was written for suicide awareness. It’s best known for playing during an emotional and pivotal scene in Disney’s film, Toy Story 4.
(I’M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN
Elton John is one of the most well-known artists of this time. His music has spread from one decade to the next, and every household is familiar with his name. (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was written by Bernie Taupin and brought to life by Elton in the biopic known as Rocketman. What makes this song so special is that it’s already won 8 awards since its release and it’s been nominated for a total of 16 awards! Will it top the charts with another win at the Oscars? We can’t wait to see!
I’M STANDING WITH YOU
Featured in the faith-based movie Breakthrough, Chrissy Metz shared a heartfelt message through the I’m Standing With You song. Diane Warren, the mastermind behind the music and lyrics to the song wrote it hoping to capture the feeling of the audience knowing that somebody is always on your side.
INTO THE UNKNOWN
Kids all over the world have been singing the songs from the first Frozen movie since its first release. It’s no different with the newest film from this series. Into The Unknown assists in setting up the plot for Frozen II. Composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, it’s meant to entice adventure and spur the main character on quite the journey.
From the incredible movie Harriet, the song Stand Up is the essential civil rights anthem it needed. Cynthia Erivo, who plays Harriet in the film, co-wrote the track with Joshuah Brian Campbell. What was originally meant to be a song that could play over the credits became the song that stood out. The song pays tribute to Harriet Tubman, showcasing the passion and commitment as well as the legendary actions Tubman made.
All of these songs are incredibly tough to choose between, and they each bring an incredible story with them. Which song do you think deserves the Oscar?