Academy Awards (Oscar) Winning Songs Full List For Movie Goers

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In celebration of the Academy Awards, we will provide you with a list of past winners for the Best Original Song in a Movie. For official information on the Academy Awards website.

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Please note that the said years below are the years the movies were released and the actual awards ceremonies that happened in the year following.

Academy Awards (Oscar) Winning Songs Playlist

Academy Awards Winning Songs List (Oscar)

2021 No Time to Die Theme – Billie Eilish and Finneas
From the film No Time to Die

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2020 Fight For You – H.E.R.
From the film Judas And The Black Messiah

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2019 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Elton John & Taron Egerton
From the film Rocketman

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2018 Shallow – Lady Gaga feat. Bradley Cooper
From the film A Star Is Born

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2017 Remember Me – Miguel
From the film Coco

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If you want to incorporate songs from movies into your wedding, see our list of wedding songs from the Twilight Saga.

2016 City of Stars – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
From the film La La Land

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2015 Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith
From the film Spectre

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2014 Glory – Common & John Legend
From the film Selma

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2013 Let It Go – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
From the film Frozen

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2012 Skyfall – Adele
From the film Skyfall

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2011 Man or Muppet – Bret McKenzie
From the film The Muppets

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2010 We Belong Together – Randy Newman
From the film Toy Story 3

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Having songs from movies for walking down the aisle is very common. See our list of Harry Potter wedding songs.

2009 The Weary Kind – Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
From the film Crazy Heart

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2008 Jai Ho – A. R. Rahman
From the film Slumdog Millionaire

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2007 Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
From the film Once

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2006 I Need to Wake Up – Melissa Etheridge
From the film An Inconvenient Truth

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2005 It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp – Juicy J, Frayser Boy, and DJ Paul
From the film Hustle & Flow

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2004 Al Otro Lado del río – Jorge Drexler
From the film The Motorcycle Diaries

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2003 Into the West – Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox
From the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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2002 Lose Yourself – Eminem, Jeff Bass, and Luis Resto
From the film 8 Mile

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Next: Read 8 Wedding Processionals from the Movies

2001 If I Didn’t Have You – Randy Newman
From the film Monsters, Inc.

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2000 Things Have Changed – Bob Dylan
From the film Wonder Boys

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1999 You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
From the film Tarzan

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1998 When You Believe – Stephen Schwartz
From the film The Prince of Egypt

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1997 My Heart Will Go On – James Horner
From the film Titanic

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1996 You Must Love Me – Andrew Lloyd Webber
From the film Evita

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1995 Colors of the Wind – Alan Menken
From the film Pocahontas

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1994 Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
From the film The Lion King

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Many of the artists listed are superstars and performed at Super Bowl halftime shows.

1993 Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
From the film Philadelphia

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1992 A Whole New World – Brad Kane and Lea Salonga
From the film Aladdin
Single version by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

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1991 Beauty and the Beast – Angela Lansbury
From the film Beauty and the Beast

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1990 Sooner or Later – Madonna
From the film Dick Tracy

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Do you also notice any similarities in the list? I noticed how many movies are animated! WOW. Animated movie examples from above include The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 3, and Frozen. That’s 6 out of 20.

Also, see popular wedding songs from the movie The Wedding Singer

Other Past Academy Awards Winning Songs Chart

1989 Under the Sea by Samuel E. Wright from the film The Little Mermaid
1988 Let the River Run by Carly Simon from the film Working Girl
1987 (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes from the film Dirty Dancing
1986 Take My Breath Away by Berlin from the film Top Gun
1985 Purple Rain by Prince from the film Purple Rain
1984 I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder from the film The Woman in Red
1983 Flashdance… What a Feeling by Irene Cara from the film Flashdance
1982 Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes from the film An Officer and a Gentleman
1981 Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross from the film Arthur
1980 Fame by Irene Cara from the film Fame

1979 It Goes Like It Goes by Jennifer Warnes from the film Norma Rae
1978 Last Dance by Donna Summer from the film Thank God It’s Friday
1977 You Light Up My Life by Kasey Cisyk from the film You Light Up My Life
1976 Evergreen by Barbra Streisand from the film A Star Is Born
1975 I’m Easy by Keith Carradine from the film Nashville
1974 We May Never Love Like This Again by Maureen McGovern from the film The Towering Inferno
1973 The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand from the film The Way We Were
1972 The Morning After by Maureen McGovern from the film The Poseidon Adventure
1971 Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes from the film Shaft
1970 For All We Know by Larry Meredith (Best known single version by the Carpenters) from the film Lovers and Other Strangers

1969 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B. J. Thomas from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1968 The Windmills of Your Mind by Noel Harrison from the film The Thomas Crown Affair
1967 Talk to the Animals by Rex Harrison from the film Doctor Dolittle
1966 Born Free by Matt Monro from the film Born Free
1965 The Shadow of Your Smile by Jack Sheldon (Best known single version by Tony Bennett) from the film The Sandpiper
1964 Chim Chim Cher-ee by Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews from the film Mary Poppins
1963 Call Me Irresponsible by Jackie Gleason from the film Papa’s Delicate Condition
1962 Days of Wine and Roses by Andy Williams from the film Days of Wine and Roses
1961 Moon River by Henry Mancini & Orchestra from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s
1960 Never on Sunday by Melina Mercouri from the film Never on Sunday

1959 High Hopes by Frank Sinatra from the film A Hole in the Head
1958 Gigi by Louis Jourdan (Best known single version by Andy Williams) from the film Gigi
1957 All the Way by Frank Sinatra from the film The Joker Is Wild
1956 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Doris Day from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much
1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing by the best-selling version by The Four Aces from the film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
1954 Three Coins in the Fountain by Frank Sinatra and subsequently recorded by The Four Aces from the film Three Coins in the Fountain
1953 Secret Love by Doris Day from the film Calamity Jane
1952 The Ballad of High Noon by Dimitri Tiomkin from the film High Noon
1951 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman with Matty Matlock’s All-Stars and the Four Hits and a Miss from the film Here Comes the Groom
1950 Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole from the film Captain Carey, U.S.A.

1949 Baby, It’s Cold Outside – The song was released in eight recordings in 1949 including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan, Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark, Dean Martin and Marilyn Maxwell, Bing Crosby and James Stewart from the film Neptune’s Daughter
1948 Buttons, and Bows by Bob Hope and Jane Russell (Best known single version by Dinah Shore) from the film The Paleface
1947 Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah by James Baskett from the film Song of the South
1946 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe – Popular versions of the song included Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, and His Orchestra and Judy Garland/Merry Macs from the film The Harvey Girls
1945 It Might as Well Be Spring by Dick Haymes from the film State Fair
1944 Swinging on a Star by Bing Crosby from the film Going My Way
1943 You’ll Never Know by Alice Faye (Best known single version by Frank Sinatra and Dick Haymes) from the film Hello, Frisco, Hello
1942 White Christmas by Bing Crosby from the film Holiday Inn
1941 The Last Time I Saw Paris – six versions of the song were on the charts from the film Lady Be Good
1940 When You Wish Upon a Star by Cliff Edwards from the film Pinocchio

1939 Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland from the film The Wizard of Oz
1938 Thanks for the Memory by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross with Shep Fields and His Orchestra from the film The Big Broadcast of 1938
1937 Sweet Leilani by Bing Crosby with Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians from the film Waikiki Wedding
1936 The Way You Look Tonight by Fred Astaire from the film Swing Time
1935 Lullaby of Broadway by Wini Shaw from the film Gold Diggers of 1935
1934 The Continental by Ginger Rogers from the film The Gay Divorcee

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