2014 Best Song From A Motion Picture Nominees
“Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone”
“Happy” from Despicable Me 2
“Let It Go” from Frozen
“Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
“The Moon Song” from Her
If you’re in an Oscar prediction competition, there is no more obvious and easy prediction than the winner for Best Song. It isn’t even because U2’s song is incredible, in fact, it will be one of the least memorable songs to win the illustrious award. But look at the competition: “Alone Yet Not Alone” is from a Christian film that no one has ever heard of. “The Moon Song” is from Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but the song is a slow dirge that doesn’t do much. The other two nominees are cute, pop ditties from the two best animated films this year, Frozen and Despicable Me 2, but hardly match the importance of U2’s tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Teaming once again with Danger Mouse, the Irish rockers will be winning an Oscar to go along with their recent Golden Globe trophy.
A bigger shock was the exclusion of other notable possible nominees: Lana Del Rey’s song from The Great Gatsby and Coldplay’s “Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which was nominated at the Golden Globes. Even Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance could have garnered an Oscar nomination.
“ORDINARY LOVE” U2
“LET IT GO” IDINA MENZEL