Original Song Nominations

87th Oscar 2015 Best Original Song Nominations

Like most award shows, you only know the main characters  so here are a few fun facts about each of the songwriters up for an Oscar in the Original Song category.  Pick your favorite.

NOMINEES

SELMA

“Glory” from Selma; Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn

 

Fun Facts: John Stephens is better known as John Legend. Lonnie Lynn is better known as Common

 

 

 BEYOND THE LIGHTS

“Grateful” from Beyond the Lights; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

 

Fun Fact: This is Diane 7th nomination…she has yet to earn an Oscar.

 

 

GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me; Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

 

Fun Fact: Glen Campbell is a member of The Wrecking Crew.  The story of The Wrecking Crew has been made into a documentary and will be released next month.  Members of The Wrecking Crew joined him in the recording of the song.  You need to see both “I’ll B Me” and “The Wrecking Crew

 

Longtime Campbell collaborator and friend, Julian Raymond produced the 1998 monster smash hit and perfect pop song “The Way” by Fastball

 

 

BEGIN AGAIN

“Lost Stars” from Begin Again; Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

 

Fun Fact: Gregg Alexander is most famously the man behind New Radicals and creater of the 1998 monster smash hit and perfect pop song “You Get What You Give

 

Fun Fact: Danielle Brisebois was a member of New Radicals, co-wrote “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Unwritten”.  She will never escape the fact that she was a child actress most famously in Archie Bunker’s Place.  Her vocal from her time in the Broadway show Annie is also used in Jay-Z’s “Hard-Knock Life”
 

 

THE LEGO MOVIE

“Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie; Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

 

Fun Fact: The first song Shawn Patterson sold was in 1991 for “Rock The House” performed by The Chipmunks. Awesome!

 

 

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