Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

The Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song was awarded for the first time in 1962 and has been awarded annually since 1965 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The award is presented to the songwriters of a song written specifically for a motion picture.[1] The performers of the song are not credited, unless they also have a writing or co-writing credit.

Golden Globe for Best Original Song
Awarded forBest Song Written for a Motion Picture
LocationUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held byLady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt for "Shallow" from A Star Is Born (2018)
Websitewww.goldenglobes.com

Winners and nominees

  • † – indicates an Academy Award-winning song.
  • ‡ – indicates an Academy Award-nominated song.
  • § – indicates a Golden Globe Award-winning original song that was not nominated for an Academy Award in this category.

1960s

1961: "Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri TiomkinTown Without Pity

1964: "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri TiomkinCircus World

1965: "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz OrtolaniThe Yellow Rolls-Royce §

1966: "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert KaempfertA Man Could Get Killed §

1967: "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick LoeweCamelot §

1968: "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel LegrandThe Thomas Crown Affair

1969: "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuenThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

1970s

1970: "Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry ManciniDarling Lili

1971: "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin HamlischKotch

1972: "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf performed by Michael JacksonBen

1973: "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, performed by Barbra StreisandThe Way We Were

1974: "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel BoxBenji

1975: "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine, performed by Keith CarradineNashville

1976: "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand, performed by Barbra StreisandA Star Is Born

1977: "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks, performed by Kasey CisykYou Light Up My Life

1978: "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara, performed by Donna SummerThank God It's Friday

1979: "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom, performed by Bette MidlerThe Rose

1980s

1980: "Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore, performed by Irene CaraFame

1981: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Chris Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager, performed by Chris CrossArthur

1982: "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Will Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie, performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer WarnesAn Officer and a Gentleman

1983: "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by Irene CaraFlashdance

1984: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder, performed by Stevie WonderThe Woman in Red

1985: "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie, performed by Lionel RichieWhite Nights

1986: "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by BerlinTop Gun

1987: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz, performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer WarnesDirty Dancing

1988 (TIE): "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon, performed by Carly SimonWorking Girl † / "Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont DozierBuster

1989: "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Samuel E. WrightThe Little Mermaid

1990s

1990: "Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi, performed by Jon Bon JoviYoung Guns II

1991: "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Peabo Bryson and Céline DionBeauty and the Beast

1992: "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina BelleAladdin

1993: "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, performed by Bruce SpringsteenPhiladelphia

1994: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, performed by Elton JohnThe Lion King

1995: "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Vanessa WilliamsPocahontas

1996: "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by MadonnaEvita

1997: "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner, performed by Céline DionTitanic

1998: "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, performed by Céline Dion and Andrea BocelliQuest for Camelot

1999: "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins, performed by Phil CollinsTarzan

2000s

2000: "Things Have Changed" Music & Lyrics by Bob Dylan, performed by Bob DylanWonder Boys

2001: "Until..." Music & Lyrics by Sting, performed by StingKate & Leopold

2002: "The Hands That Built America" Music & Lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, & Larry Mullen, performed by U2Gangs of New York

2003: "Into the West" Music & Lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Frances Walsh, performed by Annie LennoxThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004: "Old Habits Die Hard" Music & Lyrics by Mick Jagger, David A. Stewart, performed by Mick JaggerAlfie §

2005: "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, performed by Emmylou HarrisBrokeback Mountain §

2006: "Song of the Heart" Music & Lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson, performed by PrinceHappy Feet §

2007: "Guaranteed" Music & Lyrics by Eddie Vedder, performed by Eddie VedderInto the Wild §

2008: "The Wrestler" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, performed by Bruce SpringsteenThe Wrestler §

2009: "The Weary Kind" Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett, performed by Ryan BinghamCrazy Heart

2010s

2010: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren, performed by CherBurlesque §

2011: "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, and Jimmy Harry, performed by MadonnaW.E. §

2012: "Skyfall" Music & Lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth, performed by AdeleSkyfall

2013: "Ordinary Love" Music & Lyrics by Bono, U2 and Danger Mouse, performed by U2- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

2014: "Glory" Music & Lyrics by Common, John LegendSelma

2015: "Writing's on the Wall" Music & Lyrics by Sam Smith, Jimmy NapesSpectre

2016: "City of Stars" Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Music by: Justin HurwitzLa La Land

2017: "This Is Me" Music & Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Performed by: Keala SettleThe Greatest Showman

2018: "Shallow" Music & Lyrics by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, Performed by: Bradley Cooper & Gaga - A Star Is Born

References

  1. ^ Winners & Nominees Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards website
A Love That Will Never Grow Old

"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" is a song from the film Brokeback Mountain. Its music was composed by Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla, with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, and performed by singer Emmylou Harris. It won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Satellite Award and the Internet Movie Award for Best Original Song. The song was nominated at the World Soundtrack Awards for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film but was not eligible for Academy Award consideration owing to its insufficient air time in the movie. It is available on the film soundtrack.

A Man Could Get Killed

A Man Could Get Killed is a 1966 adventure comedy film directed by Ronald Neame and Cliff Owen, shot on various locations in Portugal and starring James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee, Anthony Franciosa, and Robert Coote. The fourteen-year-old Jenny Agutter worked on the film but did not appear in the final cut.

The screenplay was written by Richard L. Breen, and T. E. B. Clarke and David E. Walker based on the Walker's novel Diamonds For Danger. The film introduced the melody of "Strangers in the Night" by German composer Bert Kaempfert which won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song in a Motion Picture" of 1967.

Christmas in Love

Christmas in Love is a 2004 cinepanettone film starring Christian De Sica, Danny DeVito, Massimo Boldi, Cristiana Capotondi and Ronn Moss. The film was directed by Neri Parenti.

The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 63rd Golden Globe Awards.

Down Deep Inside

"Down Deep Inside" is the theme song from the 1977 film The Deep. The film's score was written by British composer John Barry and the lyrics to the main theme were added by disco singer Donna Summer. The track was released as a single and became a hit in some European countries, including the U.K. The film soundtrack LP also contained a slower tempo version of the song, and an extended version of the original later appeared on a CD version of Summer's 1978 Live and More album.The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Father and Daughter

"Father and Daughter" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. The song, written for the animated family film The Wild Thornberrys Movie, was released as a single in 2002. An alternative version appears on the singer's eleventh solo album Surprise (2006).

The song is a ballad in which Simon expresses his love for his daughter, Lulu.

The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Friend Like Me

"Friend Like Me" is a song from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. It was performed by Robin Williams in his role as the Genie. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 65th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 50th Golden Globe Awards in 1993.

I Thought I Lost You

"I Thought I Lost You" is a pop rock song performed by both American singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus and actor and singer John Travolta. The song was co-written by Cyrus with producer Jeffrey Steele. It was released to Radio Disney as promotion for the 2008 Disney animated film Bolt, in which Cyrus and Travolta provide the voices of Penny and Bolt. "I Thought I Lost You" was made after filmmakers requested Cyrus to write a song for the film. The lyrics speak of getting lost and getting found.

"I Thought I Lost You" was nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, but lost both to Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" from The Wrestler (2008). The song's accompanying music video has Cyrus and Travolta performing the song in a recording studio and features clips from Bolt. "I Thought I Lost You" was promoted by few live performances by Cyrus.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Robert Redford and Michael J. Pollard, also featuring Lauren Hutton, Noah Beery, Jr. and Lucille Benson.

A comedy-drama featuring the exploits of two motorcycle riders, this is one of Redford's lesser known works. Johnny Cash contributed the title song and soundtrack along with Carl Perkins and Bob Dylan. The title song, "The Ballad of Little Fauss and Big Halsy", written by Perkins, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

The movie is the story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsy Knox (Redford). Hutton played the role of Rita Nebraska, a role originally offered to Grace Slick.

Madron (film)

Madron is a 1970 Western film directed by Jerry Hopper and filmed in Israel; the first feature shot in Israel that was set in a non-Israeli location.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1971 for the song "Till Love Touches Your Life" by Riz Ortolani (music) and Arthur Hamilton. It was a return to feature films and the final film of director Jerry Hopper.

Molly and Lawless John

Molly and Lawless John is a 1972 American western film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Vera Miles and Sam Elliott. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1973.

Oklahoma Crude (film)

Oklahoma Crude is a 1973 American drama Metrocolor film directed by Stanley Kramer in Panavision. It stars George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where Kramer won the Golden Prize for Direction. The song "Send a Little Love My Way", sung by Anne Murray, was featured in the film and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1973.

Old Habits Die Hard

"Old Habits Die Hard" is a song from the 2004 movie Alfie, with music by David Stewart and lyrics by Mick Jagger, and performed by Jagger. It won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. However, the song failed to get nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, making it the first in five consecutive years where the song that won the Golden Globe was not nominated for an Oscar. It was followed by "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from Brokeback Mountain (2005), "The Song of the Heart" from Happy Feet (2006), "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild (2007), and the title theme from The Wrestler (2008).

Two versions of "Old Habits Die Hard" are available in the Alfie 2004 Soundtrack: One performed by Mick Jagger alone, and second version featuring Sheryl Crow. The song is also written by then-unknown pop singer Katy Perry.

Prince Ali (song)

"Prince Ali" and its reprise are two musical numbers from the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin. The first part was performed by Robin Williams in his role as the Genie and the reprise is performed by Jonathan Freeman in his role as Jafar. The song performed by Williams was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 50th Golden Globe Awards in 1993.

After Williams' death in 2014, the first part of the song received extensive airplay on UK National Radio.

Revelation (Troye Sivan and Jónsi song)

"Revelation" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan and Icelandic musician Jónsi. In July 2018, the song was previewed during the trailer for the film Boy Erased. and released on 18 October 2018.

The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, the Best Original Song – Feature Film award at the 9th Hollywood Music in Media Awards and a Satellite Award for Best Original Song at the 2018 Satellite Awards.

Send a Little Love My Way

"Send a Little Love My Way" is a song written by Henry Mancini and Hal David and performed by Anne Murray. The song reached #6 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart and #10 on both the Canadian country chart the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart in 1973. The song appeared on her 1974 album, Love Song. The song was produced by Brian Ahern.In 1973 the song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The song was featured in Oklahoma Crude.

Shakedown (Bob Seger song)

"Shakedown" is a song recorded by Bob Seger, from the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Cop II. The music was written by Harold Faltermeyer, who also wrote the score for the film, and Keith Forsey, with lyrics by Seger. The song became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, Seger's only such top mark singles-wise, as well as the Album Rock Tracks chart, where it became his second number-one hit, spending four weeks at the top. In Canada, it went to number one as well, topping the RPM 100 national singles chart on August 1 of the same year.In 1988, "Shakedown" was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, but it lost both awards to Dirty Dancing's "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". At the 60th Academy Awards, "Shakedown" was performed by Little Richard.

Until... (Sting song)

"Until..." is a waltz/ballad song written and performed by Sting, from the 2001 Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film Kate & Leopold. The song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award in the same category.

You've Got a Friend in Me

"You've Got a Friend in Me" is a song by Randy Newman. Used as the theme song for the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become a major musical component for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010) as well as a musical leitmotif throughout the whole Toy Story franchise. The song was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, but lost both to "Colors of the Wind" from Disney's Pocahontas.

Like many other Disney theme songs, "You've Got a Friend in Me" has been covered numerous times. Cover versions featured in the three Toy Story films include a duet with Newman and Lyle Lovett in Toy Story; a diegetic instance by Tom Hanks, a version by Robert Goulet and an instrumental by Tom Scott in Toy Story 2, and a Spanish language version by the Gipsy Kings in Toy Story 3.

You Will Be My Ain True Love

"You Will Be My Ain True Love" is a song written and performed by Sting and Alison Krauss from 2003, in the film Cold Mountain. The song was nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

The song is a notable example of the modern use of a drone bass.

Alison Krauss included it on her 2007 compilation, A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection and Sting re-recorded it for his 2010 album, Symphonicities.

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