FEATURE: The Best Original Song Playlist: An Oscars Special



The Best Original Song Playlist


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An Oscars Special


TONIGHT is a night when Hollywood’s very best…



get out their frocks and tuxedos and take to the red carpet. All eyes will be on the nominations for Best Picture and Lead Actress – which can be discussed on non-music blogs – and which stars defy the odds and scoop the biggest awards. The Best Original Song category is one of the lesser awards that, doubtless, deserve kudos and attention. Over the years, there have been some unwise choices and undeserved winners: Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall (Spectre) and Phil Collins’ You’ll Be in My Heart (Tarzan). In the Original Score/Best Original Score category; there is hot competition indeed! Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk sits with Jonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread; John Williams and Carter Burwell are also nominated – for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This year’s Best Original Song finds Mighty River (Mary J. Blige) take on Sufjan Stevens’ Mystery of Love; Remember Me, Stand Up for Something and This Is Me makes up the remain nominees.

Each song is wonderful and adds something incredible to the film. Mary J. Blige’s contribution to Mudbound resonated – the same goes for the other artists listed in the category. Whilst eyes are on all the major categories and hotly-tipped films; spare a thought for those minor categories and the wonderful artists and composers who will not win the same acclaim and attention on the night. In honour of a rather varied and exciting Best Original Song list; I have collated some of the best winners from the glittering and exhilarating…