Written and performed by: Jasmine van den Bogaerde, a.k.a. Birdy
- Billboard Hot Rock Songs: No. 23
Why? The up-and-coming Birdy’s melancholic piano ballad plays during an emotional highlight of the film. The soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars is massively popular.
Why not? Ed Sheeran’s contribution – the end-credits weeper “All of the Stars” – might have a better shot, considering the singer-songwriter’s current stance in the industry. Even if it’s “just” in a music category, Fault skews very young for Oscar.
Ranking: No. 2 as of Aug. 26, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Original Song 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Actress 2014: Shailene Woodley for The Fault in Our Stars (more)
Best Original Song 2014: “All of the Stars” from The Fault in Our Stars (more)
Best Original Song 2014: “Let Me In” from The Fault in Our Stars (more)