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, please visit their website http://www.oscars.org. Here is a list of the Oscar movie songs for the past 21 years!
Please note that the said years below are the years the movies were released and the actual awards ceremonies happened in the year following.
2015 winner has yet to be announced but stay tuned on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Oscar Movie Songs
2014 Glory Selma – Common & John Legend
2013 Let It Go Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
2012 Skyfall Skyfall – Adele
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 and T-Bone Burnett
2008 Jai Ho Slumdog Millionaire– A. R. Rahman
2007 Falling Slowly Once – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
2006 I Need to Wake Up An Inconvenient Truth – Melissa Etheridge
2005 It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp Hustle & Flow – Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
2004 Al otro lado del río The Motorcycle Diaries – Jorge Drexler
2003 Into the West The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox
2002 Lose Yourself 8 Mile – Eminem, Jeff Bass, and 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
1996 You Must Love Me Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber
1995 Colors of the Wind Pocahontas – Alan Menken
1994 Can You Feel the Love Tonight The Lion King – Elton John
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. We may have to change our prediction for the 2014 Oscars to be the song from the Lego Movie.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.