Best Original Song 2014: “Everything is AWESOME!!!” from The LEGO Movie

Written by: Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton
Performed by: Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island; Jo Li; Shawn Patterson and Sammy Allen

Awards:

  • Hollywood Music in Media (2014) – Song for an Animated Film

Charts (U.S.):

  • Billboard Hot 100: No. 57 (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)
  • Billboard Digital Songs: No. 16 (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)
  • Billboard Comedy Digital Tracks: No. 2 (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)
  • Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs: No. 7 (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)
  • Billboard Heatseeker Songs: No. 2 (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)

Why? “Everything is AWESOME!!!” plays multiple times during The LEGO Movie and takes on multiple meanings throughout. In terms of popularity, it’s not “Let It Go,” but it is the most widely known contender this year. Also, it’s so much fun, isn’t it?

Why not? The music branch might not appreciate the song if they simply see a clip. Will the contemporary sound hurt when more traditional contenders are in the spotlight? (Less importantly, “Yellow Flicker Beat” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 might take over as the most widely known contender in the coming weeks.)

Ranking: No. 9 as of Nov. 23, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Original Song 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Animated Feature Film 2014: The LEGO Movie (more)

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