Oscar nominations for Best Song

Oscars 2015: Common, 'Lego Movie,' Glen Campbell Lead Song Nominations

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Accordingly, the tunes that are up for Academy Awards this year span feel-good Lego party ragers, tender, acoustic love ballads and moving tributes to history. And the performers are just as wide-ranging, with comedians rapping, country legends offering up their final tunes and Adam Levine putting a new spin on Adam Levine. The winner will be announced during the Oscars ceremony, which will air on February 22nd at 7 p.m. EST on ABC (see the rest of the nominations here), but until then, listen to the nominations for Best Original Song below.

"Everything Is AWESOME!!!, " by Tegan and Sara feat. the Lonely Island

When Tegan and Sara recorded the Lego Movie anthem, one of the recording technicians told singer Tegan Quin that it sounded like she was screaming. "I am!" she said, which explains why she was all the more surprised to hear her voice over the giddy synth explosion that is the song over the end credits. But there's just something about the sheer joy in her voice, as well as the other singers, that made the song one of the catchiest movie tunes this year. Written by songwriter Shawn Patterson and-co-produced by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, the overwhelming ebullience of the whole thing (not to overlook the bonkers rap by the Lonely Island) seems to prove that indeed "everything is cool when you're part of a team."

"Glory, " by Common and John Legend

Common and John Legend's soulful Selma song recalls some of the most important moments of the Civil Rights movement from Rosa Parks to the protest marches that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last year. When the pair won Best Original Song for a motion picture at the Golden Globes earlier this year, Common spoke to the transformative power of working on a movie like Selma, which chronicles the march Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. "The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie, " Common said. After comparing himself to the "black woman who was denied the right to vote" and "the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but instead was given a bullet, " he explained that "Selma has awakened my humanity." The song dramatically shows that humanity, as Legend sings, "The war isn't over, victory isn't won/but we'll fight on to the finish."

"Grateful, " by Rita Ora

Perhaps the biggest surprise from the Oscar nomination announcement was this Rita Ora track, a soundtrack song that was on hardly anybody's radar leading into Thursday morning. However, given the song's provenance, an Oscar nod should've been a shoo-in: Songwriter Diane Warren, who has been nominated six times in the Best Original Song category – including Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing, " LeAnn Rimes's "How Do I Live" and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" – also penned "Grateful, " the featured song from the soundtrack of a film most people probably didn't even know was released until it popped up in the Best Original Song category. Warren has never won the Oscar in her previous six nominations, so it's doubtful seventh time is a charm.

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