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An A Cappella Group Mashes Up the Very Serious Best Original Song Nominees in an Even More Serious Black-and-White Video

The Academy Awards’ Best Original Song category usually honors the most self-serious pieces of music in Hollywood, so when Billboard had a cappella group the Range make a mash-up of this year’s category, the result was pure mushy, sentimental greatness. If you haven’t caught up with all the songs before tonight’s show, here’s your chance, especially since two of them — Youth’s “Simple Song #3” and Racing Extinction’s “Manta Ray” — won’t make the telecast.

Watch a Mash-Up of the Best Song Nominees