Written by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, and Cameron Thomaz, a.k.a. Wiz Khalifa
Performed by: Cameron Thomaz, a.k.a. Wiz Khalifa, and Charlie Puth
U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: Apr. 3, 2015
Festivals: SXSW (2015)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 (12 weeks as of July 18, 2015)
Why? The song’s music video and placement in the film act as tributes to the late Paul Walker. It’s topped the Billboard Hot 100… more than once. Voters may feel sentimental. It’s not a bad song, either.
Why not? The motion-picture academy has yet to recognize this franchise, although this would be the way to do it.
Ranking: No. 3 as of July 12, 2015