The Best Song race at any given awards ceremony includes big names from popular music year in and year out. The 2015 Golden Globe nominations are in, and the crop of musicians up for consideration may be the poppiest group to receive those distinctions yet.
It's a veritable group of nominees, with some of the tunes resting on the laurels of major chart domination. Lorde's "Yellow Flicker Beat" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is nominated, as is Sia's "Opportunity" from Annie, the Lana Del Rey-helmed Big Eyes title track from the forthcoming Tim Burton flick, John Legend and Common's "Glory" from Selma and Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye collaboration "Mercy Is" from Noah.
Not to make any assumptions or early predictions or anything, but how great would it be for Lorde to snag an award for the lead-off single from the first soundtrack she's ever curated?
"Glory" is so striking and an intensely moving track, "Big Eyes" has interest piqued in the surreal movie weeks before its release and Sia's addition to a revamped musical theater classic fits in perfectly with the Annie update. It'll be a tight race, for sure, and it's clear there's no wrong victor in this particular category at the Golden Globes this year.