It’s that time of year -- the time in which we say, “it’s that time of year!” while indulging in our need to judge. That’s right: it’s award season, and because we can’t spend all our days learning Jennifer Lawrence’s dance moves from “American Hustle, “we’re also ranking the Golden Globe winners for Best Original Song from the last 15 years.
As for this year? Well, there are nominations for boldface names like Taylor Swift (“Sweeter Than Fiction” from “One Chance”), Justin Timberlake ("Please Mr. Kennedy" from “Inside Llewyn Davis”), U2 ("Ordinary Love" from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) and Coldplay ("Atlas" from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) but the 2014 Golden Globe for best song still feels like a lock for Disney.
The Mouse House finally produced a Pixar-level animated picture with “Frozen” and gave it a song, “Let It Go,” that can stand up with the Disney themes that dominated the Globes in the 90s. The Idina Menzel-crooned song has cracked the iTunes top 20 and gone viral on YouTube, where the Let It Go” film clip has been viewed over 32 million (!) times and there are a whole host of amazing covers. (Click here for nine of the best.)
Whoever wins this year’s Golden Globe will join these past 15 winners, ranging from that terrible Phil Collins tune to sublime songs by the likes of Prince and Adele alongside a whole lotta forgettable film themes from famous folks.
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