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After three long years of giving her all promoting the Fifty Shades movie franchise, the (sometimes overwhelmingly) multi-talented Rita Ora has been repaid with the series’ best original song since 2015's “Love Me Like You Do.” There is no way this loud, thrilling, and wildly romantic single, which also features Liam Payne, won’t be a huge hit (all of the franchise’s songs have been), and I’m so happy she finally been given what’s been owed to her for so long.

Ora deserved a song this good not only because of her talents as a pop vocalist (hold the laughter, I’m being serious here), but because she put in work on this franchise—some might say more than its more famous stars. Despite her relatively small role as Christian Grey’s sister—she had just four lines in the first film (one of them in French!) and not many more in the second (she wore a mask!)—Ora has promoted all three Fifty Shades films hard on both her personal social channels and the talk-show circuit. (Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan apparently had no interest in putting in the work, so why wouldn’t she take the baton?)

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But while you may think it’s strange that Ora, singer of earworms like “Your Song” and “I Will Never Let You Down,” didn’t provide an original song for the franchise until now, I suspect being awarded the final song was always part of the plan. There’s a precedent here! The Lord of the Rings franchise saved its best original song, Annie Lennox’s “Into the West,” for the final film, Return of the King, and guess what! It won the Oscar! Could “For You”? Maybe!!!!! I’d honestly rather listen to “For You” than “Into the West” right now, and I’m sure you would too.

While it’s too early to tell whether “For You,” which fucking bangs, will prove as timeless as Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” which still fucking bangs three years later, there’s a good chance that Ora and Payne’s track could match—or perhaps even surpass—the latter’s massive, worldwide success in the short term. Sure, it’s produced within an inch of its life and Payne’s voice is as forgettable as always, but I assure you it’s good. And I’m not just saying that because I’m such a longtime Rita Ora fan.

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