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Oscar Winning Songs - Best Original Songs: Academy Award Winners

Updated on October 10, 2015

Listen to Let it Go

2013

"Let it Go" from Frozen


Music and Lyrics By: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez


Performed By: Idina Menzel

Listen to Skyfall

2012

"Skyfall" from Skyfall



Music and Lyrics By: Adele and Paul Epworth


Performed By: Adele

Listen to Man or Muppet

2011

"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets

Music and Lyrics By: Bret McKenzie


Performed By: Jason Segal, Peter Linz, and Bill Barretta

Listen to We Belong Together

2010

"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3



Music and Lyrics By: Randy Newman


Performed By: Randy Newman

Listen to The Weary Kind

2009

"The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart


Music and Lyrics By: Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett


Performed By: Colin Farrell and Jeff Bridges

Listen to Jai Ho

2008

"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire


Music By: A. R. Rahman Lyrics By: Gulzar


Performed By: Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash

Listen to Falling Slowly

2007

"Falling Slowly" from Once


Music and Lyrics By: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová


Performed By: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Listen to I Need to Wake Up

2006

"I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth

Music and Lyrics By: Melissa Etheridge


Performed By: Melissa Etheridge

Listen to It's Hard Out Here for A Pimp

2005

"It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" from Hustle & Flow


Music and Lyrics By: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul


Performed By: Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson

Listen to Al otro lado del rio

2004

"Al otro lado del río" from The Motorcycle Diaries


Music and Lyrics By: Jorge Drexler


Performed By: Jorge Drexler

Listen to Into The West

2003

"Into the West" from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Music and Lyrics By: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox


Performed By: Annie Lennox

Listen to Lose Yourself

2002

"Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile


Music By: Eminem, Jeff Bass, and Luis Resto Lyrics By: Eminem


Performed By: Eminem

Listen to If I Didn't Have You

2001

"If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.



Music and Lyrics By: Randy Newman


Performed By: John Goodman and Billy Crystal

Listen to Things Have Changed

2000

"Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys


Music and Lyrics By: Bob Dylan


Performed By: Bob Dylan

Listen to You'll Be In My Heart

1999

"You'll Be In My Heart" from Tarzan


Music and Lyrics By: Phil Collins


Performed By: Phil Collins

Listen to When You Believe

1998

"When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt


Music and Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz


Performed By: Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

Listen to My Heart Will Go On

1997

"My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic


Music By: James Horner Lyrics By: Will Jennings


Performed By: Celine Dion

Listen to You Must Love Me

1996

"You Must Love Me" from Evita


Music By: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics By: Tim Rice


Performed By: Madonna

Listen to Colors of the Wind

1995

"Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas



Music By: Alan Menken and Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz


Performed By: Judy Kuhn / Radio Version by Vanessa Williams

Listen to Can You Feel the Love Tonight

1994

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King


Music By: Elton John and Lyrics By: Tim Rice


Performed By: Kristle Edwards, Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, Nathan Lane, and Ernie Sabella, / Radio Version by Elton John

Listen to the Streets of Philadelphia

1993

"Streets of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia


Music and Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen


Performed By: Bruce Springsteen

Listen to A Whole New World

1992

"A Whole New World" from Aladdin


Music By: Alan Menken and Lyrics By: Tim Rice


Performed By: Brad Kane and Lea Salonga / Radio version by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

Listen to Beauty and the Beast

1991

"Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast


Music By: Alan Menken and Lyrics By: Howard Ashman


Performed By: Angela Lansbury

Listen to Sooner or Later

1990

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" from Dick Tracy


Music and Lyric By: Stephen Sondeim


Performed By: Madonna

Listen to Under the Sea

1989

"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid


Music By: Alan Menken and Lyrics By: Howard Ashman


Performed By: Samuel E. Wright

Listen to Let the River Run

1988

"Let the River Run" from Working Girl


Music and Lyrics By: Carly Simon


Performed By: Carly Simon

Listen to I've Had the Time Of My Life

1987

"I've Had the Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing


Music By: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz and Lyrics By: Franke Previte


Performed By: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Listen to Take My Breath Away

1986

"Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun


Music By: Giorgio Moroder and Lyrics By: Tom Whitlock


Performed By: Berlin

Listen to Say You, Say Me

1985

"Say You, Say Me" from White Nights


Music By: Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla and Lyrics By: Huey Lewis


Performed By: Lionel Richie

Listen to I Just Called To Say I Love You

1984

"I Just Called To Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red


Music and Lyrics By: Stevie Wonder


Performed By: Stevie Wonder

Listen to Flashdance

1983

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" from Flashdance


Music By: Giorgio Moroder and Lyrics By: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara


Performed By: Cara

Listen to Up Where We Belong

1982

"Up Where We Belong" from An Officer and A Gentleman


Music By: Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie and Lyrics By: Will Jennings


Performed By: Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

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      Daiana 

      3 years ago

      Ok, I don't know anything about this guy, but that is an otnitaudsng quote. How much can we as Christians take away from that?Obviously music can play a large, and very important part in our Worship, and Spiritual lives, but if it is the whole picture, how much are we missing out on?

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