The Oscar nominations were finally announced today after much anticipation, and the naturally the category of "Best Original Song" is the most exciting for us here at MetroLyrics. After seeing the short-list of 75 songs that would potentially be nominated and noting that Katy Perry and Rick Ross were among them, we were interested to see which of our pop favorites would officially be in the running. Now we have our answers! Scroll down to see the nominees and don't forget to VOTE for the song you think should win...
"Before My Time" from 'Chasing Ice,' J. Ralph
Performed by Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell, this jazzy ballad appeared in the documentary "Chasing Ice" about the journey to gather evidence about global to try to influence change.
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from 'Ted,' Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane
From the decidedly crude movie "Ted," about a mouthy teddy bear, this Norah Jones-performed song reminds us of those jazzy Christmas songs of the past we love so much.
"Pi's Lullaby" from 'Life of Pi,' Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
This beautifully serene Tamil-language song from the visually stunning Life Of Pi is an understated choice performed by Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri.
"Skyfall" from 'Skyfall,' Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
This choice is probably the most high-profile of the bunch, since Adele is the best selling artist of the past two years and this awesome song got a lot of publicity when it first came out.
"Suddenly" from 'Les Miserables,' Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
Hugh Jackman performs this striking ballad from Les Miserables about his character finally finding the daughter of a friend and pledging to take care of her.
Which song do you think should win? Vote: