Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Among Best Original Song Contenders – The Hollywood Reporter

David Byrne “This Is A Life”

All at once, anywhere

Former Talking Heads frontman won Oscar for best original score 35 years ago last emperorin partnership with Son Lux’s Ryan Lott (who curated allsoundtrack) and a Grammy-nominated Japanese artist mythical for this end credits tune.

Drake “Time”


Drizzy David O. RussellA movie in collaboration with Rising Star, produced by him Givion Evans (who sings it), 2020 Song of the Year Oscar Nominee Daniel Pemberton Grammy-winning producer (who also scored the film) jahan akil sweet.

Lady Gaga “Hold My Hand”

Top Gun: Maverick

this oscar winner birth of a star‘s “Shallow” returns with another power ballad. Michael ‘Bloodpop’ Tucker — for the biggest blockbuster of the year. Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe and Grammy Nominated tom cruise called it “the heart of our cinema”.

Selena Gomez “My Mind & Me”

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me

Like the featured documentary, this piano ballad was written in four days Amy Allen, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson, Stephen Johnson When Michael Pollack — is a pop star’s mental health struggle that has touched many with its honesty and emotion.

James Murphy “New Body Rumba”

white noise

The frontman of Grammy-winning band LCD Soundsystem joins his bandmates for their first new song in five years.of new york times called it “a very enjoyable sequence”.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul “Good Afternoon”


oscar winner la la land Tony Award and Grammy Award Winner Dear Evan Hansen Contributed multiple songs to Apple comedies.This hilarious showstopper was suggested by a star Ryan Reynolds co-authored with Kiyon Hershey, Sukari Jones When Mark Sonnenbrick.

Rihanna “Lift Me Up”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The pop queen’s first single in six years — co-written with a film director Ryan Cooglercomposition Ludwig Goransson When Thames — is a ballad tribute to Chadwick BosemanWill she do it when she heads the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 12?

Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II & Jazmine Sullivan, “Stand Up”


This two-time Grammy Award-winning duo (D’Mile wrote each of the final two songs for this year’s Grammy Award winners, an unprecedented feat and won this Oscar two years ago) teamed up for this end-credits song about — by Sullivan — “Stepping In [one’s] power. “

Taylor Swift “Carolina”

where clodad sings

The beloved singer/songwriter, a fan of the book the film was based on, concludes the film with a possible first Oscar nomination for this Appalachian-inspired folk tune. He has already been nominated for a Critics Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award.

The Weeknd “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)”

Avatar: Path of Water

He was nominated for an Academy Award seven years ago for “Earned It.” 50 shades of graythe pop star returns to the fray for this tribal ballad — produced with the film’s composer, Simon Franglenand former collaborator Swedish House Mafia — quit James Cameronepic.

A version of this story first appeared in the January independent issue of The Hollywood Reporter Magazine. Click here to subscribe to receive the magazine.

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