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The Greatest Showman and Ed Sheeran in Top 5 January

Did 2018 start off musically, during our celebratory month of Jamuary? We present you with the overview of the songs that were played along most–worldwide. Ed Sheeren’s name has been circulating for months in this column, and again he is at the top in America and Africa.

But, the new year has also brought in some remarkable fresh entrees. For example, A Million Dreams from the soundtrack forThe Greatest Showman. This song is in the top 5 of Europe and America and is also nominated for an Oscar. Enough fun stuff to try out. Happy jamming!

Top 5 North America

  1. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  2. Kehlani – Honey
  3. Tate McRae – One Day
  4. Daniel Caesar – Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)
  5. Post Malone – I Fall Apart
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

Top 5 Europe

  1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  2. Pablo López – El Patio
  3. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  4. Tate McRae – One Day
  5. Enej – Zagubiony 
Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Top 5 Asia

  1. DULU KITA MASIH SMA PIDI BAIQ
  2. Santali – santali
  3. GuyonWaton – Ora Masalah
  4. Naino Ki jo Baat Naina Jaane Hai
  5. Tere Mere Pyar Nu Nazar Na Lage – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

DULU KITA MASIH SMA PIDI BAIQ

Top 5 Oceania

  1. The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday
  2. Drax Project – Woke Up Late
  3. GANG OF YOUTHS – Let Me Down Easy
  4. A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  5. THE VENTURES – Black is black
The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday

Top 5 South America

  1. Sebastián Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más
  2. Natalie Perez – Algo Tiene
  3. Andrés Cepeda – Ojala Que Te Mueras
  4. Bella – Wolfine
  5. Khea Ft. Duki & Cazzu – Loca
Sebastián Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más

Top 5 Africa

  1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  2. 3 Daqat – Abu Ft. Yousra ثلاث دقات – أبو و يسرا
  3. Mercy Chinwo – Excess Love
  4. Sia – Suitcase
  5. Bro Sammy, Menso Mene Hwan Powerful Worship
Ed Sheeran – Perfect

And the Oscar for MUSIC goes to…

On march 4th the Grammys for the movies (better known as the Oscars) are being handed out for the 90th time. Should we, music lovers, care about that? Certainly! Because, no one other than Sufjan Stevens is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. But how big are his chances? Let’s take a look at the competitors.

Still from the film Call Me by Your Name

Mystery of Love – Sufjan Stevens – Call me by Your Name

To be honest I always thought Sufjan’s music was kind of bland. An opinion that’s better left unmentioned at parties or the Chordify office. Luckily, I have recently seen Call Me by Your Name, which caused my opinion to make a complete U-turn and afforded me a place amongst the Sufjan fans. The title song Mystery of Love perfectly reflects the fragile sensitivity of the movie and adds an unforgettable flavor. Just like the two main characters, the music and the movie by itself are breathtaking, and when they’re brought together they reach an unprecedented level of beauty.

Mighty River – Mary J Blige – Mudbound

We can say with certainty that the handful of musicians that turned into ‘filmcelebs’ this year is no mushy bunch. In the competition for Best Original Song Sufjan faces another newbie in the land of the Oscars: Mary J. Blige. Her song Mighty River from the Netflix hit movie Mudbound is nominated. Moreover, Blige’s convincing part in the movie got her nominated for best supporting actress.

Stand up for Something – Lonnie R. Lynn – Marshall

Another favorite in the battle for the Oscars is the winner of last year’s competition, Lonnie R. Lynn, better known as Common. Lonnie collaborated with no one other than Diane Warren. Who has been nominated 9 (!) times over the years. Among those where the nomination for the scores to Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. Will she finally win this year?

Remember Me – Kristen Anderson-Lopez en Robert Lopez – Coco

The animated film Coco tells the story of a boy that only wants to play his guitar, but his family wouldn’t let him. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote its title song Remember Me. They have previously won with their song for Frozen.

This is Me – Benj Pasek en Justin Paul – The Greatest Showman

For those who have seen La La Land it will come as no surprise that this musical won the award for Best Original Score in 2016. Pasek and Paul have joined forces once more on the title song for The Greatest Snowman. So we can add more former winners to the list.

After zooming in on the competition we can conclude that newbies Sufjan Stevens and Mary J Blige are facing musicians who’ve all won Oscars before, or have been nominated 9 times like Dianne Warren. Even though there can be only one winner, the movies and songs will always stay unchanged and good. And for all the new Sufjan fans out there, let’s hope he will return next year with another great song for another beautiful movie.  

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Jorine Witte, Head of Content Chordify

Jorine majored in Film Studies and has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Groningen. Alongside her work at Chordify she is also founder of an annual open-air cinema event and she organizes cinema events on secret locations.