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FEB 26 | Listing All 90 years of Academy Award Winners

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Celebrating 90 years of Academy Award-winning music.

Every January, the entertainment community and film fans around the world watch the Academy Awards in eager anticipation. Hundreds of millions of movie lovers watch the glamorous celebrities and extravagant ceremony that reveals who will receive the most prestigious honors in filmmaking.

We thought it would be fun to make a mix of songs that won an Oscar, and also deserved it. There can be politics involved. When you look at some of the other nominees, how could they be passed over? But sometimes the Academy can really get it right. The music that does win can leave a lasting impact as there is a confirmation from the highest authority, that these songs are noteworthy. It becomes a mental note that every time we hear that song, it brings us back to the year we would hear it every day, until it faded from every minute to once in a while. The Oscars guarantee the life of the song lives on for generations.

It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018. Jimmy Kimmel will host for a second consecutive year, making him the first person to host back-to-back ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.

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Below you will find a complete list of every Oscar winner for Best Original Song since 1934. For a complete list of nominees for the 90th Oscars, click here. What music made the final cut?


THE MIX | Best Original Songs

by Popdust

02.26.18 | This week, our MUSIC MONDAY features a choice selection of music that were Academy Award Winners for Best Original Song. Some of these songs will give you some fuel to kick this week off with a cinematic theme.


THE BREAKDOWN

“Hard out here for a Pimp” (2005)

Hustle And Flow - Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman & Paul Beauregard

“The Weary Kind” (2009)

Crazy Heart - Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett

“Loose Yourself” (2002)

Eight Mile - Eminem, Jeff Bass & Luis Resto

“Glory” (2014)

Selma - John Legend, Common & Che Smith

“Let It Go” (2013)

Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

“Streets of Philadelphia” (1993)

Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

“Under the Sea” (1989)

The Little Mermaid - Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (1987)

Dirty Dancing - Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz & Franke Previte

“I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)

The Lady In Red - Stevie Wonder

“Fame” (1980)

Fame - Dolly Parton

"Chim Chim Cheree" (1964)

Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

“Never on Sunday” (1960)

Never on Sunday - Manos Hadjidakis

“Moon River” (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” (2016)

Trolls - Justin Timberlake (should have won)

“A Whole New World” (1992)

Aladdin - Alan Menken & Tim Rice

“Take My Breath Away” (1986)

Top Gun - Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock


2017 Oscar Nominations for Best Original Song


1934 - 2016 Academy Award Winners for Best Original Song

2016 "City of Stars" - La La Land - Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

2015 "Writing's on the Wall" - Spectre - Jimmy Napes & Sam Smith

2014 "Glory" - Selma - John Legend, Common & Che Smith

2013 "Let It Go" - Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

2012 "Skyfall" - Skyfall - Adel Adkins & Paul Epworth

2011 "Man or Muppet" - The Muppets - Bret McKenzie

2010 "We Belong Together" - Toy Story 3 - Randy Newman

2009 "The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart - Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett

2008 "Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire - m: A.R.Rahman, l: Gulzar

2007 "Falling Slowly" - Once - Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

2006 "I Need to Wake Up" - An Inconvenient Truth - Melissa Etheridge

2005 "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow - Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman & Paul Beauregard

2004 "Al otro lado del río" - The Motorcycle Diaries - Diaries Jorge Drexler

2003 "Into the West" - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Fran Walsh, Howard Shore & Annie Lennox

2002 "Lose Yourself" - 8 Mile - Eminem, Jeff Bass & Luis Resto

2001 "If I Didn't Have You" - Monsters, Inc. - Randy Newman

2000 "Things Have Changed" - Wonder Boys - Bob Dylan

1999 "You'll Be in My Heart" - Tarzan - Phil Collins

1998 "When You Believe" - The Prince of Egypt - Stephen Schwartz

1997 "My Heart Will Go On" - Titanic - James Horner & Will Jennings

1996 "You Must Love Me" - Evita - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

1995 "Colors of the Wind" - Pocahontas - Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz

1994 "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - The Lion King - Elton John & Tim Rice

1993 "Streets of Philadelphia" - Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

1992 "A Whole New World" - Aladdin - Alan Menken & Tim Rice

1991 "Beauty and the Beast" - Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

1990 "Sooner Or Later" - Dick Tracy - Stephen Sondheim

1989 "Under the Sea" - The Little Mermaid - Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

1988 "Let the River Run" - Working Girl - Carly Simon

1987 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - Dirty Dancing - Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz & Franke Previte

1986 "Take My Breath Away" - Top Gun - Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock

1985 "Say You, Say Me" - White Nights Lionel Richie

1984 “I Just Called to Say I Love You" - The Lady In Red - Stevie Wonder

1983 “What A Feeling" - Flashdance - Keith Forsey, Irene Cara &

1982 “Up Where We Belong" - An Officer and A Gentleman - Jack Nitzsche, Will Jennings & Buffy Sainte Marie

1981 "Arthur's Theme" - Arthur - Carol Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross, Peter Allen & Burt Bacharach

1980 "Fame" - Fame - Dolly Parton

1979 "It Goes Like It Goes Norma Rae Normal Gimbel

1978 "Last Dance" - Thank God It's Friday - Paul Jabara

1977 "You Light Up My Life" - You Light Up My Life - Joseph Brooks

1976 "Evergreen" - A Star Is Born - Paul Williams & Barbra Streisand

1975 "I'm Easy" - Nashville - Keith Carradine

1974 "We May Never Love Like This Again" - The Towering Inferno - Al Kasha & Joel Hirschorn

1973 "The Way We Were The Way We Were Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlish

1972 "The Morning After The Poseidon Adventure Al Kasha & Joel Hirschorn

1971 "The Theme From Shaft" - Shaft - Isaac Hayes

1970 "For All We Know" - Lovers and Other Strangers - Arthur James, Robb Wilson & Fred Karlin

1969 "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Hal David & Burt Bacharach

1968 "The Windmills of Your Mind" - The Thomas Crown Affair - Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Michel LeGrand

1967 "Talk to the Animals" Doctor Doolittle - Leslie Bricusse

1966 "Born Free" - Born Free - Don Black & John Barry

1965 "The Shadow of Your Smile" - The Sandpiper - Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel

1964 "Chim Chim Cheree" - Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

1963 "Call Me Irresponsible" - Papa's Delicate Condition - Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen

1962 "Days of Wine and Roses" - Days of Wine and Roses - Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini

1961 "Moon River" - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini

1960 "Never on Sunday" - Never on Sunday - Manos Hadjidakis

1959 "High Hopes" - A Hole in the Head - Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen

1958 "Gigi" - Gigi - Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

1957 "All The Way" - All The Way - Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen

1956 "Que Sera, Sera" - The Man Who Knew Too Much - Ray Evans & Jay Livingston

1955 "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" - Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Paul Francis Webster & Sammy Fain

1954 "Three Coins In a Fountain" - Three Coins in a Fountain - Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne

1953 "Secret Love" - Calamity Jane - Paul Francis Webster & Sammy Fain

1952 "High Noon" - High Noon - Ned Washington & Dimitri Tiomkin

1951 "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" - Here Comes the Groom - Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael

1950 "Mona Lisa" - Captain Carey, U.S.A. - Ray Evans & Jay Livingston

1949 "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Neptune's Daughter - Frank Loesser

1948 "Buttons and Bows" - Paleface - Ray Evans & Jay Livingston

1947 "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" - Song of the South - Ray Gilbert & Allie Wrubel

1946 "On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe" - The Harvey Girls - Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren

1945 "It Might As Well Be Spring" - State Fair Oscar - Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers

1944 "Swingin' On A Star" - Going My Way - Johnny Burke & Jimmy van Heusen

1943 "You'll Never Know" - Hello, Frisco, Hello - Mack Gordon & Harry Warren

1942 "White Christmas" - Holiday Inn - Irving Berlin

1941 "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - Lady Be Good - Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern

1940 "When You Wish Upon A Star" - Pinocchio - Ned Washington & Leigh Harline

1939 "Over the Rainbow" - The Wizard of Oz - E.Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen

1938 "Thanks for the Memory" - The Big Broadcast of 1938 - Leo Robin & Ralph Ranger

1937 "Sweet Lellani" - Waikiki Wedding - Harry Owens

1936 "The Way You Look Tonight" - Swing - Time Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern

1935 "Lullaby of Broadway" - Gold Diggers of 1935 - Al Dubin & Harry Warren

1934 "The Continental" - The Gay Divorcee - Herb Magidson & Con Conrad

Watch The Oscars on Sunday, March 4th on ABC Live Stream at 5pm PST.


Dan Victor is editor of Popdust and producer of Popdust Presents. He is also a music producer, bassist for Low Profile (live hip hop) & The Coldpress (indie rap) and front-man for Ductape Halo (indie rock). Follow on Youtube.


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