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​Oscars 2015: Take our Best Original Song poll

Which of this year's candidates for the Best Song Academy Award do you think should take home the Oscar?

Listen to the nominees by clicking on the embedded video players below; then, be sure to vote in our poll below on which you think should win!

"Everything Is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie"
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

So what exactly is awesome? Everything! Shawn Patterson's song, performed by Tegan and Sara, and featuring The Lonely Island, is this year's "Happy" in the bouncy pop tune department.

Blue skies, bouncy springs,
We just named you awesome things.
A Nobel Prize, a piece of string.
You know what's awesome? EVERYTHING!
Dogs and fleas, allergies,
A book of Greek antiquities,
Brand new pants, a very old vest.
Awesome items are the best!
Trees, frogs, clogs -- They're awesome!
Rocks, clocks and socks -- They're awesome!
Figs and jigs and twigs -- That's awesome!
Everything you see, or think, or say ...
Is awesome!

"Glory" from "Selma"
Music and Lyric by John Stephens (John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (Common)

A melding of spiritual and rap, "Gloria" captures the righteous anger of marchers in the civil rights movement, as well as their hope that injustice would be overcome.

One day, when the glory comes,
It will be ours, it will be ours.
Oh, one day, when the war is won,
We will be sure, we will be sure. ...

Hands to the Heavens, no man, no weapon
Formed against, yes, glory is destined
Every day women and men become legends
Sins that go against our skin become blessings

The movement is a rhythm to us
Freedom is like religion to us
Justice is juxtaposition in us
Justice for all just ain't specific enough. ...

That's why Rosa sat on the bus,
That's why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up.
When it go down, we woman and man up.
They say, "Stay down" and we stand up.
Shots, we on the ground, the camera panned up.
King pointed to the mountain top and we ran up.

"Grateful" from "Beyond the Lights"
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

A rising star, nearly destroyed by the pressures of the music industry, falls hard into a relationship in Gina Prince-Bythewood's drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. "Grateful," performed on the soundtrack by British singer Rita Ora, was written by Dianne Warren, who has previously been nominated for six Best Song Oscars (including for "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," "Because You Loved Me" and "Music Of My Heart").

So many times when I was so convinced that
I was over, I was over.
But I had to fall, yeah,
To rise above it all.

I'm grateful for the star,
Made me appreciate the sun.
I'm grateful for the wrong ones,
Made me appreciate the right ones.

I'm grateful for the pain,
For everything that made me break.
I'm thankful for all my scars,
'Cause they only made my heart
Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful.

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"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me"
Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond

The "Goodbye Tour" of the country singer, who is struggling with Alzheimer's, is documented in the film "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me" by director James Keach. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," a mournful ballad that is both resigned to a fading memory and railing against the loss of identity which the disease entails, is billed as his final song, and was performed by Campbell and the Wrecking Crew. Earlier this week it won the Grammy for Best Country Song.

I'm never gonna hold you like I did,
Or say I love you to the kids.
You're never gonna see it in my eyes.
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry.
I'm never gonna know what you go through,
All the things I say or do,
All the hurt and all the pain,
One thing selfishly remains.
I'm not gonna miss you.

"Lost Stars" from "Begin Again"
Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

In director John Carney's follow-up to his Oscar-winning film, "Once," an aspiring songwriter (Keira Knightley) and her hitmaking boyfriend (Adam Levine) each perform this yearning song about a search for love and meaning. The video above features Levine's rendition (he is scheduled to perform the song on the Academy Awards broadcast on February 22); to hear Knightley's performance click here.

Nominees Gregg Alexander, formerly a member of The New Radicals, wrote the Grammy-winning "The Game of Love" (performed by Carlos Santana and Michelle Branch). Danielle Brisebois, a former child actress, has written songs for Paula Abdul, Donna Summer, Kelly Clarkson and Natasha Bedingfield (including the hit "Unwritten").

Please don't see just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies,
Please see me reaching out for someone I can't see.
Take my hand let's see where we wake up tomorrow.
Best laid plans sometimes are just a one-night stand.
I'd be damned Cupid's demanding back his arrow,
So let's get drunk on our tears, and

God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young.
It's hunting season and the lambs are on the run.
We're searching for meaning,
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?

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