From 50 different features, there are 74 songs in contention for Best Original song, from famous artists like Eminem and Ellie Goulding to Hindi artists and composers. My top pick and the song I’ll be vying for at the Oscars is Furious 7’s “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa, as it is the perfect song to go with that film, was a hit on the radio, and would be a nice way to honor Paul Walker’s memory one last time. Also, even though it is a step down from Adele’s theme song, Sam Smith’s bringing the theme for “Spectre” will probably also get noticed by the Academy. As for the rest, it could be anything, although I’m praying that nothing from “Fifty Shades Of Grey” gets nominated as to save me from having to see it. Right now, if I had to pick five they’d be:

  • “Grip” by Tessa Thompson (“Creed”)
  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (“Furious 7”)
  • “Better When I’m Dancin’” by Meghan Trainor (“The Peanuts Movie”)
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” by Sam Smith (“Spectre”)
  • “Simple Song #3” by David Lang (“Youth”)
  • WILD CARD PICK: “Phenomenal” by Eminem (“Southpaw”)
  1. “Happy” by Erin Sax & Patrick Kelly (“Altered Minds”)
  2. “Home” by The Chipmunks & The Chipettes (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”)
  3. “None Of Them Are You” by Carter Burwell (“Anomalisa”)
  4. “Stem To The Rose” by Sons Of The Sea (“Becoming Bulletproof”)
  5. “The Mystery Of Your Gift” by Josh Groban (“Boychoir”)
  6. “I Run” by Jennifer Hudson (“Chi-Raq”)
  7. “Pray 4 My City” by Nick Cannon (“Chi-Raq”)
  8. “Sit Down For This” by Mali Music (“Chi-Raq”)
  9. “Strong” by Sonna Rele (“Cinderella”)
  10. “So Long” by Leon Bridges (“Concussion”)
  11. “Fighting Stronger” by Meek Mills, Jhene Aiko, & Ludwig Goransson (“Creed”)
  12. “Grip” by Tessa Thompson (“Creed”)
  13. “Waiting For My Moment” by Donald Glover, Jhené Aiko, & Vince Staples (“Creed”)
  14. “Don’t Look Down” by Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
  15. “Hey Baby Doll” by Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
  16. “Dreamsong” by Nate Heller feat. Amber Coffman (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”)
  17. “It’s My Turn Now” by Awreeoh (“Dope”)
  18. “Ya Rahem, Maula Maula” by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (“Dukhtar”)
  19. “Earned It” by The Weeknd (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
  20. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
  21. “Salted Wound” by Sia (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
  22. “Hands Of Love” by Miley Cyrus (“Freeheld”)
  23. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth (“Furious 7”)
  24. “Brother” by RØSE and Jake Goldman (“Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones”)
  25. “As Real As You And Me” by Rihanna (“Home”)
  26. “Dancing In The Dark” by Rihanna (“Home”)
  27. “Feel The Light” by Jennifer Lopez (“Home”)
  28. “Red Balloon” by Charli XCX (“Home”)
  29. “Two Of A Crime” by Miranda Lambert (“Hot Pursuit”)
  30. “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga (“The Hunting Ground”)
  31. “I’ll See You In My Dreams” by Keegan DeWitt (“I’ll See You in My Dreams”)
  32. “The Movie About Us” by Eva Dahlgren (“Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words”)
  33. “Bhoomiyilenghanumundo” by Ouseppachan (“Jalam”)
  34. “Koodu Vaykkan” by Shaktisree (“Jalam”)
  35. “Pakalppaathi Chaari” by Ouseppachan (“Jalam”)
  36. “Yaathra Manoradhamerum” by Shakthisree Gopalan (“Jalam”)
  37. “Lost In Love” by Kristina Train (“Jenny’s Wedding”)
  38. “True Love Avenue” by Kristina Train (“Jenny’s Wedding”)
  39. “Hypnosis” by Damien Rice (“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”)
  40. “Juntos (Together)” by Juanes (“McFarland, USA”)
  41. “The Light That Never Fails” by Andra Day (“Meru”)
  42. “The Crazy Ones” by Paloma Faith (“Miss You Already”)
  43. “There’s A Place” by Tyson Ritter (“Miss You Already”)
  44. “Johanna” by Miles Kane (“Mortdecai”)
  45. “Little Soldier” by Lily Allen (“Pan”)
  46. “Something’s Not Right” by Lily Allen (“Pan”)
  47. “Paranoid Girl” by Javier del Santo (“Paranoid Girls”)
  48. “Better When I’m Dancin’” by Meghan Trainor (“The Peanuts Movie”)
  49. “Pink & Blue” by Anthony Fedorov (“Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer”)
  50. “Flashlight” by Jessie J (“Pitch Perfect 2”)
  51. “Birds Of A Feather” by Mark Orton (“Poached”)
  52. “Still Breathing” by Dig The Kid (“Point Break”)
  53. “Manta Ray” by J. Ralph and Antony (“Racing Extinction”)
  54. “Cold One” by Meryl Streep (“Ricki and the Flash”)
  55. “Torch” by Isa Machine & LP (“Rock the Kasbah”)
  56. “Someone Like You” by Mates Of State (“The Rumperbutts”)
  57. “Aankhon Me Samaye Dil” (“Salt Bridge”)
  58. “Bachpana Thaa” (“Salt Bridge”)
  59. “Kanpne Lage Tum” (“Salt Bridge”)
  60. “Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe” (“Salt Bridge”)
  61. “Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse” (“Salt Bridge”)
  62. “Na Jaane Kitni Door” (“Salt Bridge”)
  63. “Sookha Hi Rang Daalo” (“Salt Bridge”)
  64. “Feels Like Summer” by Tim Wheeler (“Shaun The Sheep: The Movie”)
  65. “Phenomenal” by Eminem (“Southpaw”)
  66. “Writing’s On The Wall” by Sam Smith (“Spectre”)
  67. “Squeeze Me” by N.E.R.D. (“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water”)
  68. “Teamwork” by Tom Kenny and Doug Lawrence (“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water”)
  69. “Who Can You Trust” by Ivy Levan (“Spy”)
  70. “Came To Win” by Get Fr3e (“Sweet Micky for President”)
  71. “Mean Ol’ Moon” by Amanda Seyfried (“Ted 2”)
  72. “Love Was My Alibi” by Kris Fogelmark (“The Water Diviner”)
  73. “Fine On The Outside” by Priscilla Ahn (“When Marnie Was There”)
  74. “Simple Song #3” by David Lang (“Youth”)

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