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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Music (Original Song)

Updated: Feb 8

Nominees: "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" (Toy Story 4 - music and lyrics by Randy Newman), "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Rocketman - music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin), "I'm Standing With You" (Breakthrough - music and lyrics by Diane Warren), "Into the Unknown" (Frozen II - music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez), "Stand Up" (Harriet - music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo)


Will Win: "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Rocketman - music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin)

Runners-up: "Into the Unknown" (Frozen II - music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez), "Stand Up" (Harriet - music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo)



Should Win: "Into the Unknown" (Frozen II - music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

Runners-up: "Stand Up" (Harriet - music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo), "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Rocketman - music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin)



My Choice: "Glasgow" (Wild Rose - music by Jessie Buckley; lyrics by Mary Steenburgen)

My Nominees: "Into the Unknown" (Frozen II - music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez), "Spirit" (The Lion King – music and lyrics by Beyoncé), "Stand Up" (Harriet - music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo), "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Rocketman - music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin)


"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" carries with it the cultural resonance as well as the momentum of representing Elton John for all of his work throughout the decades in music. The song itself is a bit rough around the edges vocally, however, and definitely lacks the gusto of previous works by John.

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