Our Playlists of the Week have run quite the gamut here on Teen.com, but this week, we’re making them Oscars related. The show’s on Sunday, guys! But instead of telling you which songs from the nominated movie soundtracks you should listen to (because we tried that and it didn’t work), instead, we’re picking out our fave pop songs that relate to the plot of our fave Oscar noms like The Help and Harry Potter (which just got technical nominations). We know. We’re so creative.
So check out the 10 Oscar-worthy songs below!
1. The Descendants – David Guetta featuring Usher, “Without You”
This Shailene Woodley flick is all about her dad learning to live without his wife after her boating accident. And this song is called “Without You.” Get it?!
Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams go on a trip to Paris, hence the international thing. Except this movie is all about them fighting there rather than loving, but whatever. Same diff.
Moneyball is all about figuring out the logistics of baseball so the Oakland A’s can, ya know, win win win.
4. My Week With Marilyn – Selena Gomez and the Scene, “Who Says”
Ok, we know this movie took place in the ’50s way before Selena Gomez was even invented, but both the song and the movie are all about going for your dreams and being whatever you wanna be. Cheers to that.
This song can apply to many of the couples in the movie — Kristin Wiig’s character finding love with a police officer? Melissa McCarthy’s character finding love on an airplane? Hey. It could happen.
This movie is about a disappearance, and in this tune, KP sings about a long-lost love. Get the connection there? Just humor us and go with it. Thanks.
Ok, honestly, we didn’t see this movie because it looks boring. But in it, Meryl Streep aka Margaret Thatcher has control over all of England. And during this epic sectionals performance, Quinn and friends killed it. ‘Nuff said.
We love The Help because it’s all about being yourself and standing up for what you believe in. Isn’t that basically Gaga in a nutshell?
Guys, do we really need to explain this one? Nah. Didn’t think so.
Ok, so this is literally a song from the movie’s soundtrack. We just had to include it though because no song gets the point of the movie across better than this fun duet from Jason Segel and Amy Adams. Try to not play it 8,000 times. We dare you.