STORY BY BERTHA BUSH
This year’s Oscar nominated movies were full of great music, new and old.
My playlist is a combination of both instrumental music and lyrical music because it’s all awesome.
Do yourself a favor and listen to the full soundtracks when you have the chance, especially of “The Imitation Game,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Theory of Everything” and if you love jazz, “Whiplash!”
“U-boats” from “The Imitation Game”
It was tough to pick just one favorite from this film.
This one makes me feel like I’m inside Alan Turing’s head.
Film score composition by Alexandre Desplat, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.
“Band on the Run” from “Boyhood”
This blast from the past is one of Paul McCartney’s best.
Written and recorded by Paul McCartney and Wings.
“The New Lobby Boy” from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Yes, another composition by the Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated composer, Alexandre Desplat. The guy is pretty amazing.
“Yellow” from “Boyhood”
This gem from the early 2000s features Chris Martin’s signature vocals.
Did you know that the title was inspired by a phonebook? Now you do.
Written and performed by Coldplay.
“Forces of Attraction” from “The Theory Of Everything”
From the first note, this track touched my heart with its beautiful and enchanting blend of acoustic instruments and electronics. Composed by Johann Johannsson.
“Fame” from “Foxcatcher”
This song is one of my favorites and is sure to get your head bobbin’. For all you fame-seeking peeps.
Written by Carlos Alomar, David Bowie and John Lennon.
“Upswingin’” from “Whiplash”
Get your jazz feet swinging with this tune. I suggest you check out the rest of the tracks. Score composed by Justin Hurwitzz.
“Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”
Perfect for when you need a positive and fun song to lift your spirits while you work towards your dreams.
Tegan and Sara combine forces with The Lonely Island. If you’re curious what Andy Samberg looks like as a Lego man, check out the music video on YouTube. Music and lyrics by Shawn Patterson.
“Glory” from “Selma”
John Legend and Common bring this song of hope and resilience into glorious life.
If you missed their Grammy performance, check it out. Music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn.
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”
Adam Levine brings this song to life with his sweet voice, accompanied by tender guitar chords.
It’s perfect for a candlelight dinner with your sweetie or for a sleepless night. Music and lyrics by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois.
“The Air That I Breathe” from “Wild”
Here’s another one for those sleepless nights. Written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Performed by the Hollies.