This year’s Best Original Song shortlist features everything from pop artists like Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, and Taylor Swift & ZAYN to country artists like Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. You’ve got pop bands like Bastille and OneRepublic while legends Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, and even Cher have new original music featured on soundtracks. “Weird Al” Yankovic provided the theme to “Captain Underpants” while Sufjan Stevens provided two songs that under consideration. Jason Mraz, Mariah Carey, and Nick Jonas are in the mix with The Roots, Pharrell Williams, and Elvis Costello. Some actors and actresses provide their singing skills as well with soundtracks featuring Emma Watson, Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Mary J. Blige, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Even Academy favorite Ryan Bingham has another new release as does the late Chris Cornell. As with any year in the odd Best Original Song department, it is anyone’s guess what will get nominated. But for now, I’ll likely just go with this year’s word-of-mouth and what I know the Academy has nominated before.

  1. “U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t” – (performed by Geoffrey Moore & Nigel Martinez)
  2. “Love and Lies” from “Band Aid” – (performed by Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, and Fred Armisen)
  3. “If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes” – (performed by Sara Bareilles)
  4. “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast” – (performed by Josh Groban)
  5. “How Does a Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast” – (performed by Emma Watson)
  6. “Now or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never” – (performed by David Longoria featuring April Diamond)
  7. “She” from “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
  8. “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry” – (performed by Stevie Nicks)
  9. “Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99” – (performed by The O’Jays)
  10. “The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner” – (performed by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna)
  11. “World Gone Mad” from “Bright” – (performed by Bastille)
  12. “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name” – (performed by Sufjan Stevens)
  13. “Visions of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name” – (performed by Sufjan Stevens)
  14. “Captain Underpants Theme Song” from “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie” – (performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic)
  15. “Ride” from “Cars 3” – (performed by ZZ Ward featuring Gary Clark Jr.)
  16. “Run That Race” from “Cars 3” – (performed by Dan Auerbach)
  17. “Tell Me How Long” from “Chasing Coral” – (performed by Kristen Bell)
  18. “Broken Wings” from “City of Ghosts” – (performed by Jackson Greenberg & H. Scott Salinas)
  19. “Remember Me” from “Coco” – (performed by Miguel featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
  20. “Prayers for This World” from “Cries From Syria” – (performed by Cher)
  21. “There’s Something Special” from “Despicable Me 3” – (performed by Pharrell Williams)
  22. “It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit” – (performed by The Roots featuring Bilal)
  23. “A Little Change in the Weather” from “Downsizing” – (performed by The Swingles)
  24. “Stars in My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home)” from ‘Drawing Home” – (performed by Judy Collins featuring Aled Jones)
  25. “All In My Head” from “Elizabeth Blue” – (performed by August Roads)
  26. “Dying for Ya” from “Elizabeth Blue” – (performed by August Roads)
  27. “Green” from “Elizabeth Blue” – (performed by August Roads)
  28. “Can’t Hold Out on Love” from “Father Figures” – (performed by Jason Mraz)
  29. “Home” from “Ferdinand” – (performed by Nick Jonas)
  30. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker” – (performed by Taylor Swift & Zayn Malik)
  31. “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” – (performed by Elvis Costello)
  32. “This Is How You Walk On” from “Gifted” – (performed by Gary Lightbody & Johnny McDaid)
  33. “Summer Storm” from “The Glass Castle” – (performed by Joel P. West)
  34. “The Pure and the Damned” from “Good Time” – (performed by Oneohtrix Point Never featuring Iggy Pop)
  35. “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” – (performed by Keala Settle)
  36. “The Hero” from “The Hero” – (performed by Keegan DeWitt)
  37. “How Shall a Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles” – (performed by Ryan Bingham)
  38. “Just Getting Started” from “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” – (performed by Alan Bergman & Dave Grusin)
  39. “Truth to Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – (performed by OneRepublic)
  40. “Next Stop, The Stars” from “Kepler’s Dream” – (performed by Ana Richardson & Oliver Kenzie)
  41. “The Devil & The Huntsman” from “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” – (performed by Sam Lee & Daniel Pemberton)
  42. “Have You Ever Wondered” from “Lake of Fire” – (performed by Arjun Chandy & Lavita M. Lobo)
  43. “I’ll Be Gone” from “Lake of Fire”
  44. “We’ll Party All Night” from “Lake of Fire” – (performed by Alisha Thomas)
  45. “Friends Are Family” from “The Lego Batman Movie” – (performed by Oh, Hush! featuring Will Arnett & J. Lewis)
  46. “Found My Place” from “The Lego Ninjago Movie” – (performed by Oh, Hush! featuring Jeff Lewis)
  47. “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall” – (performed by Andra Day featuring Common)
  48. “Rain” from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” – (performed by SEKAI NO OWARI)
  49. “Myron/Byron” from “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” – (performed by Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel)
  50. “Longing for Summer” from “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland” – (performed by Andrea Ecklund)
  51. “Mighty River” from “Mudbound” – (performed by Mary J. Blige)
  52. “Never Forget” from “Murder on the Orient Express” – (performed by Michelle Pfeiffer)
  53. “Hold the Light” from “Only the Brave” – (performed by Dierks Bentley featuring S. Carey)
  54. “PBNJ” from “Patti Cake$” – (performed by Patti Cake$)
  55. “Tuff Love (Finale)” from “Patti Cake$” – (performed by Patti Cake$)
  56. “Lost Souls” from “The Pirates of Somalia”
  57. “How a Heart Unbreaks” from “Pitch Perfect 3” – (performed by Evermoist)
  58. “The Promise” from “The Promise” – (performed by Chris Cornell)
  59. “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” from “Pulimurugan” – (performed by K.J. Yesudas)
  60. “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from “Pulimurugan” – (performed by Vani Jairam)
  61. “Stubborn Angel” from “Same Kind of Different as Me” – (performed by Brad Paisley)
  62. “Dancing Through the Wreckage” from “Served Like a Girl” – (performed by Pat Benatar)
  63. “Keep Your Eyes on Me” from “The Shack” – (performed by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
  64. “On the Music Goes” from “Slipaway” – (performed by Crystal Starr)
  65. “The Star” from “The Star” – (performed by Mariah Carey)
  66. “Jump” from “Step” – (performed by Cynthia Erivo)
  67. “Tickling Giants” from “Tickling Giants” – (performed by Paul Tyan)
  68. “Fly Away” from “Trafficked” – (performed by Ginny Owens)
  69. “Speak to Me” from “Voice From the Stone” – (performed by Amy Lee)
  70. “Walk on Faith” from “Year by the Sea” – (performed by Alexander Janko & Bruce Rawling)

NOMINATION PREDICTIONS

  1. “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast” – (performed by Josh Groban)
  2. “Mighty River” from “Mudbound” – (performed by Mary J. Blige)
  3. “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name” – (performed by Sufjan Stevens)
  4. “Remember Me” from “Coco” – (performed by Miguel featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
  5. “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” – (performed by Keala Settle)

Strong Contenders

  • “Truth to Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – (performed by OneRepublic)
  • “How Shall a Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles” – (performed by Ryan Bingham)
  • “Visions of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name” – (performed by Sufjan Stevens)
  • “The Promise” from “The Promise” – (performed by Chris Cornell)
  • “It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit” – (performed by The Roots featuring Bilal)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker” – (performed by Taylor Swift & Zayn Malik)

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