hear all of the oscar-nominated songs in an acapella mashup
In just two minutes, you can experience all of the nominees — from artists like Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and ANHONI.
Oscar nominee for best original song, "Til It Happens to You," Lady Gaga arriving at the ceremony today, via Instagram.
It's true, the best original song Oscar nominees usually a bit snoozy (well, when they aren't done by Elliott Smith, who was nominated in 1997 for "Miss Misery," which, let's face it, was a once-in-a-lifetime event).
This year, Billboard decided to make melding each and every nominated song into a bite-size nugget. They enlisted the vocal talents of the 12-person acapella band Range to record and videotape a mashup of the five nominated tunes. (Sadly, ANHONI, the first trans performer to be nominated — for her song "Manta Ray" — was not invited to perform at the Oscars and thus is boycotting them altogether.)
Click below to see and hear the Academy-nominated songs "Earned It" (Fifty Shades of Grey), "Manta Ray" (Racing Extinction), "Simple Song #3" (Youth), "Til It Happens to You" (The Hunting Ground), and "Writing's on the Wall" (Spectre) all blended together in a smooth, finger-snapping blend.
Pitch Perfect fans, your dreams have come true!
Text Laura Vogel
Image via Instagram
Video courtesy Billboard