Thursday, February 28, 2019

Australia’s Biggest #1 Albums

First posted 5/15/2015. Updated 2/28/2019.

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This is a list of the biggest #1 albums on the Australian charts from its inception in 1965 to today. In the event of ties (of which there are many), the album ranking highest in Dave’s Music Database is listed first and so on. Also, the year listed is when the album was released or first charted. Consequently, it may not indicate the actual year in which the album peaked at #1.

    76 weeks:

  1. The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965)

    34 weeks:

  2. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms (1985)

    32 weeks:

  3. Adele: 21 (2011)

    30 weeks:

  4. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

    29 weeks:

  5. Neil Diamond: Hot August Night (live, 1972)
  6. Delta Goodrem: Innocent Eyes (2003)

    28 weeks:

  7. Various Artists: Hair (cast, 1968)

    27 weeks:

  8. Ed Sheeran: ÷ (Divide) (2017)

    25 weeks:

  9. John Farnham: Whispering Jack (1986)

    20 weeks:

  10. Shania Twain: Come on Over (1997)

    19 weeks:

  11. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo’s Factory (1970)
  12. Savage Garden: Savage Garden (1997)

    18 weeks:

  13. The Beatles: Abbey Road (1969)
  14. Mariah Carey: Music Box (1993)
  15. Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (1976)

    17 weeks:

  16. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: Going Places (1965)
  17. The Seekers: Greatest Hits (1967)

    16 weeks:

  18. The Beatles: The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
  19. Abba: Best of (1976) (released outside of Australia as Greatest Hits with two more tracks)
  20. Skyhooks: Living in the ‘70s (1975)

    15 weeks:

  21. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
  22. Dire Straits: Love Over Gold (1982)
  23. Cat Stevens: Teaser and the Firecat (1971)

    14 weeks:

  24. Bee Gees/Various Artists: Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
  25. Various Artists: Grease (soundtrack, 1978)
  26. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night (2008)
  27. Bryan Adams: So Far So Good (1993)
  28. Michael Bublé: Christmas (2011)

    13 weeks:

  29. Pink: Greatest Hits…So Far!!! (2010)
  30. A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme) (soundtrack, 1967)

    12 weeks:

  31. Eagles: Hotel California (1976)
  32. James Blunt: Back to Bedlam (2004)
  33. Slade: Alive! (1972)

    11 weeks:

  34. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
  35. The Beatles: Rubber Soul (1965)
  36. Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston (1985)
  37. The Beatles: Help! (1965)
  38. James Horner (composer): Titanic (soundtrack, 1997)
  39. The Beatles: Beatles for Sale (1964)
  40. The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (1981)
  41. Jethro Tull: Thick As a Brick (1972)
  42. Susan Boyle: I Dreamed a Dream (2009)
  43. Don McLean: American Pie (1972)
  44. Moulin Rouge (soundtrack, 2001)
  45. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born (soundtrack, 2018)
  46. Abba: Abba (1975)
  47. Skyhooks: Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (1975)
  48. Icehouse: Man of Colours (1987)

    10 weeks:

  49. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (1995)
  50. John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy (1980)
  51. Split Enz: True Colours (1980)
  52. Elton John: Caribou (1974)
  53. Pink: The Truth About Love (2012)
  54. Rod Stewart: A Night on the Town (1976)
  55. Crowded House: Recurring Dream – The Very Best of (1996)
  56. Jesus Christ Superstar (Australian cast, 1992)

    9 weeks:

  57. The Beatles: 1 (2000)
  58. Norah Jones: Come Away with Me (2002)
  59. Men at Work: Business as Usual (1981)
  60. Taylor Swift: 1989 (2014)
  61. Eminem: Recovery (2010)
  62. Robbie Williams: Greatest Hits (2004)
  63. Electric Light Orchestra: A New World Record (1976)
  64. Romeo + Juliet (sountrack, 1996)
  65. Rod Stewart: Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
  66. Pink: Funhouse (2008)
  67. Village People: Can’t Stop the Music (1980)
  68. Various Artists: Choose 1985 (1984)

    8 weeks:

  69. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
  70. Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
  71. Various Artists: Dirty Dancing (soundtrack, 1987)
  72. Eric Clapton: Unplugged (live, 1992)
  73. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (1970)
  74. Adele: 25 (2015)
  75. Abba: Arrival (1976)
  76. Dido…No Angel (1999)
  77. Celine Dion: The Colour of My Love (1993)
  78. Ed Sheeran: X (Multiply) (2014)
  79. The Greatest Showman (soundtrack, 2018)
  80. Macy Gray: On How Life Is (1999)
  81. Joe Cocker: Cocker Happy (1971)
  82. John Farnham: Age of Reason (1988)

    7 weeks:

  83. Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell (1977)
  84. Eminem: The Eminem Show (2002)
  85. Paul McCartney & Wings…Band on the Run (1973)
  86. Live: Throwing Copper (1994)
  87. Eurythmics: Greatest Hits (1991)
  88. Avril Lavigne: Let Go (2002)
  89. Culture Club: Colour by Numbers (1983)
  90. Michael Jackson: The Essential (2005)
  91. Marvin Hamlisch: The Sting (soundtrack, 1974)
  92. Cat Stevens: Catch Bull at Four (1972)
  93. Jeff Wayne: War of the Worlds (1978)
  94. INXS: Very Best of (2014)
  95. Richard Marx: Repeat Offender (1989)
  96. Missy Higgins: The Sound of White (2004)
  97. Daddy Cool: Daddy Who?...Daddy Cool (1971)
  98. Neil Diamond: Serenade (1974)
  99. The Beatles: Ballads (1981)
  100. Moving Pictures: Days of Innocence (1982)
  101. Jimmy Barnes: For the Working Class Man (1985)

* More than 100 albums are listed so that all those albums which spent 7 weeks at the top could be listed.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Canada #1 Albums – Top 100

First posted 5/14/2015. Updated 2/27/2019.

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This is a list of the biggest #1 albums on the Canadian charts from its inception in 1968 to today. In the event of ties (of which there are many), the album ranking highest in Dave’s Music Database is listed first and so on. Also, the year listed is when the album was released or first charted. Consequently, it may not indicate the actual year in which the album peaked at #1.

    35 weeks:

  1. Adele 21 (2011)

    24 weeks:

  2. The Police: Synchronicity (1983)

    22 weeks:

  3. Bee Gees/Various Artists: Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)

    21 weeks:

  4. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
  5. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (1995)

    18 weeks:

  6. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms (1985)

    17 weeks:

  7. U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)
  8. Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston (1985)
  9. Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive! (live, 1975)

    16 weeks:

  10. Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked (1989)

    14 weeks:

  11. Various Artists: Dirty Dancing (soundtrack, 1987)
  12. Eric Clapton: Unplugged (live, 1992)
  13. Supertramp: Breakfast in America (1979)
  14. Madonna: True Blue (1986)
  15. Various Artists: Hair (cast, 1968)
  16. Sinéad O’Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
  17. Elton John: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)

    13 weeks:

  18. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
  19. Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain (1984)
  20. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)
  21. Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
  22. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  23. Elton John: Greatest Hits (1974)
  24. U2: Rattle and Hum (studio/live soundtrack, 1988)
  25. Ace of Base: The Sign (aka “Happy Nation”) (1993)
  26. Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
  27. Celine Dion: The Colour of My Love (1993)
  28. Queen: Classic Queen (1992)

    12 weeks:

  29. The Beatles: The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
  30. Adele: 25 (2015)
  31. Drake: Views (2016)
  32. Culture Club: Colour by Numbers (1983)
  33. Milli Vanilli: Girl You Know It’s True (1989)

    11 weeks:

  34. The Beatles: Abbey Road (1969)
  35. James Horner (composer): Titanic (soundtrack, 1997)
  36. Phil Collins: …But Seriously (1989)
  37. Shania Twain: Up! (2002)

    10 weeks:

  38. Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)
  39. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
  40. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo’s Factory (1970)
  41. Men at Work Business As Usual (1981)
  42. John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy (1980)
  43. Shaggy: Hotshot (2000)
  44. Bryan Adams: Waking Up the Neighbours (1991)
  45. Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin (2004)
  46. J. Geils Band: Freeze Frame (1981)
  47. The Moody Blues: Long Distance Voyager (1981)
  48. Various Artists: Now! 3 (1998)

    9 weeks:

  49. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
  50. Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (compilation, 1990)
  51. Various artists (Whitney Houston et al): The Bodyguard (soundtrack, 1992)
  52. R.E.M…Out of Time (1991)
  53. Eminem: The Eminem Show (2002)
  54. Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)
  55. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (1970)
  56. Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman (1988)
  57. M.C. Hammer: Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990)
  58. Britney Spears: …Baby One More Time (1999)
  59. Taylor Swift: 1989 (2014)
  60. Various Artists: Footloose (soundtrack, 1984)
  61. Ed Sheeran: ÷ (Divide) (2017)
  62. Traveling Wilburys: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)
  63. Don McLean: American Pie (1972)
  64. AC/DC: The Razor’s Edge (1990)
  65. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born (soundtrack, 2018)

    8 weeks:

  66. Carole King: Tapestry (1971)
  67. Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet (1986)
  68. Green Day: Dookie (1994)
  69. Santana: Supernatural (1999)
  70. Janis Joplin: Pearl (1971)
  71. Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (1985)
  72. James Blunt: Back to Bedlam (2004)
  73. No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom (1995)
  74. Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)
  75. Blood, Sweat & Tears: Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969)
  76. Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009)
  77. U2: Zooropa (1993)
  78. Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)
  79. Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust (1987)
  80. John Cougar Mellencamp: The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)
  81. Barenaked Ladies: Gordon (1992)
  82. Various Artists: Big Shiny Tunes 6 (2002)

    7 weeks:

  83. Led Zeppelin…Led Zeppelin II (1969)
  84. Various Artists: Grease (soundtrack, 1978)
  85. The Beatles: Let It Be (1970)
  86. The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (1981)
  87. Various Artists: Frozen (soundtrack, 2013)
  88. Eminem: Recovery (2010)
  89. Eminem: Curtain Call: The Hits (2005)
  90. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live 1975/1985 (live box set, 1986)
  91. 50 Cent: The Massacre (2005)
  92. Billy Joel: Glass Houses (1980)
  93. Ricky Martin: Ricky Martin 1999)
  94. Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door (1979)
  95. Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come (2002)
  96. Carly Simon: No Secrets (1973)
  97. Tracy Chapman: New Beginning (1995)
  98. The Weeknd Starboy (2016)
  99. America: America (1972)
  100. Sarah McLachlan: Afterglow (2003)
  101. C + C Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)
  102. Bay City Rollers: Bay City Rollers (1976)
  103. Various Artists: Now! 2 (1997)
  104. Various Artists: Big Shiny Tunes 2 (1998)

* More than 100 albums are listed so that all those albums which spent 7 weeks at the top could be listed.


Alan Parsons’ The Secret: First album in 15 years coming April 26!

Originally posted date. Last updated date.

Tracks: (Click for codes to singles charts.)
  1. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [5:44]
  2. Miracle [3:22] v: Jason Mraz (2/25/2019)
  3. As Light Falls [3:58] v: Alan Parsons
  4. One Note Symphony [4:43] v: Todd Cooper
  5. Sometimes [5:08] v: Lou Gramm
  6. Soireé Fantastique [5:27] v: Alan Parsons/Todd Cooper
  7. Fly to Me [3:45] v: Mark Mikel
  8. Requiem [4:02] v: Todd Cooper
  9. Beyond the Years of Glory [4:05] v: P.J. Olsson
  10. The Limelight Fades Away [3:36] v: Jordan Huffman
  11. I Can’t Get There from Here [4:38] v: Jared Mahone

Released: April 26, 2019


Sales (in millions): -- US, -- UK, -- world (includes US and UK)


Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- AU, -- CN


Genre: progressive rock lite


Review:

After making a name for himself as an engineer on classic albums such as the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Alan Parsons helmed the Alan Parsons Project from 1976 to 1987. The group featured a rotating lineup of members with only Eric Woolfson as a constant. The two also worked together on Freudiana in 1990 which, for all practical purposes, served as an Alan Parsons Project album.

In 1993, Parsons released his first solo album, although he relied on many of the same players he’d turned to over the years for Project albums. He released four studio albums from 1993 to 2004 and then took a fifteen-year hiatus before returning with The Secret, released on the Frontiers label. Sadly, Woolfson passed away from kidney cancer in 2009, derailing any hope of the pair working together again.

After the electronica-based album A Valid Path in 2004, The Secret “returns to the progressive pop-rock sound for which the Project were so loved, also reflecting Parsons’ longtime interest in magic. “[It] has always been a passion of mine,” he says. “I am a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. I’ve also worked with the Japanese magic company Tenyo, writing instruction books and catalogues for their tricks. I dabble with magic myself in my free time, so an album with magical influences was a natural progression.” UDM

The first single, Miracle, continues the ever-revolving-door tradition of musicians with Jason Mraz (“I’m Yours”) providing lead vocals. Parsons explained to LouderSound.com, “I met Jason two years ago through a neighbour who grows coffee on his ranch. Jason wanted to grow coffee himself and our neighbour, Jay, was kind enough to introduce us since we had mutual musical interests.” LS

Mraz said he had early memories of hearing Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” while “strapped in the backseat of my mom's green Fiat, 1982. Alan Parsons is on the radio and I’m singing along, harmonising. That sound of rich harmony over magical words would stick with me for my whole life and ultimately become what my own career is about – trying to solve universal quandaries through song craft.” LS When heard “Miracle” he said “it sounded like a song right off of Eye in the Sky.” LS

The two were not in the same studio when recording the song. Parsons was in Santa Barbara and Mraz recorded the vocals in Dallas. They sent files back and forth. That was similar to the process of adding vocals to Sometimes. Lou Gramm, of Foreigner fame (“Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “I Want to Know What Love Is”), recorded his vocals in New York.

Parsons also turns to musicians with whom he’d worked before. P.J. Olsson, who sings on Beyond the Years of Glory, took on lead vocal duties for the Alan Parsons Live Project in 2002. He also contributed to the 2004 Alan Parsons’ album, A Valid Path.

Ian Bairnson also makes an appearance, contributing guitar – as he did on every Alan Parsons Project album. In the early ‘70s, he was a member of the band Pilot (“Magic”). Parsons produced their self-titled debut album and then used most of the members on the Alan Parsons Project debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.


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Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Oscars: Best Song Winners Ranked

First posted 2/27/2012. Updated 2/24/2019.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the Oscars, has given out its annual movie awards since 1934. Among the awards is the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The field is limited by eligibility requirements and has overlooked some songs which are integrally linked to their movies. Bill Haley’s “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (The Blackboard Jungle) and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” (The Bodyguard) come to mind.

Still, the Oscar-winning writers are a who’s who of quintessential songwriters and composers including Harold Arlen, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar Hammerstein II, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, Jerome Kern, Alan Jay Lerner, Frank Loesser, Frederick Loewe, Henry Mancini, Alan Menken, Johnny Mercer, Tim Rice, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Paul Williams. In addition, a number of notable singers have put their songwriting stamp on Oscar, including Phil Collins, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder.

Anyway, without further ado, here are how the winners stack up against each other (along with a video of one of the songs from each decade of Oscar songs):


Year: “Song” Performer Associated Most with Song * (Composers) Title of Movie

* May not necessarily be who performed the song in the movie

  1. 1942: “White Christmas” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (Irving Berlin) Holiday Inn
  2. 1939: “Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland (Harold Arlen/E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) The Wizard of Oz
  3. 1936: “The Way You Look Tonight” Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (Jerome Kerns/Dorothy Fields) Swing Time
  4. 1997: Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (James Horner/Will Jennings) Titanic
  5. 2002: “Lose Yourself” Eminem (Marshall Mathers/Jeff Bass/Luis Resto) 8 Mile
  6. 1940: “When You Wish Upon a Star” Cliff Edwards (Ned Washington/Leigh Harline) Pinocchio
  7. 1948: “Buttons and Bows” Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) The Paleface
  8. 1944: “Swinging on a Star” Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trott Orchestra & the Williams Brothers Quartet (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke) Going My Way
  9. 1977: “You Light Up My Life” Debby Boone (Joe Brooks) You Light Up My Life
  10. 1950: “Mona Lisa” Nat “King” Cole (Raymond Evans/Jay Livingston) Captain Carey, U.S.A.

  11. 1943: “You’ll Never Know” Dick Haymes with the Song Spinners (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon) Hello, Frisco, Hello
  12. 1937: “Sweet Leilani” Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (Harry Owens) Wakiki Wedding
  13. 1973: “The Way We Were” Barbara Streisand (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) The Way We Were
  14. 1983: “Flashdance…What a Feeling” Irene Cara (Irene Cara/Giorgio Moroder/Keith Forsey) Flashdance
  15. 1953: “Secret Love” Doris Day (Paul Francis Webster/Sammy Fain) Calamity Jane
  16. 1984: “I Just Called to Say I Love You” Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder) The Woman in Red
  17. 1946: “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers (Harry Warren/Johnny Mercer) The Harvey Girls
  18. 1945: “It Might As Well Be Spring” Dick Haymes (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers) State Fair
  19. 1961: “Moon River” Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer) Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  20. 1955: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” The Four Aces (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster) Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

  21. 1971: “Theme from Shaft” Isaac Hayes (Isaac Hayes) Shaft
  22. 1935: “Lullaby of Broadway” The Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (Harry Warren/Al Dubin) Gold Diggers of 1935
  23. 1969: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” B.J. Thomas (Burt Bacharach/Hal David) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  24. 1985: “Say You, Say Me” Lionel Richie (Lionel Richie) White Nights
  25. 1949: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (Frank Loesser) Neptune’s Daughter
  26. 1982: “Up Where We Belong” Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (Will Jennings/Jack Nitzsche/Buffy Saint Marie) An Officer and a Gentleman
  27. 1934: “The Continental” Leo Reisman (Jerb Magidson/Con Conrad) The Gay Divorce
  28. 1956: “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” Doris Day (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) The Man Who Knew Too Much
  29. 1992: “A Whole New World” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (Alan Menken/Tim Rice) Aladdin
  30. 1987: “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (Frank Previte/John DeNicola/Donald Markowitz) Dirty Dancing

  31. 1993: “Streets of Philadelphia” Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen) Philadelphia
  32. 1938: “Thanks for the Memory” Shep Fields with Bob Goday (Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin) The Big Broadcast of 1938
  33. 1976: “Evergreen” Barbra Streisand (Barbra Streisand/Paul Williams) A Star Is Born
  34. 1947: “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” James Baskett (Allie Wrubel/Ray Gilbert) Song of the South
  35. 1994: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Elton John (Elton John/Tim Rice) The Lion King
  36. 1981: “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” Christopher Cross (Burt Bacharach/Christopher Cross/Carole Bayer Sager/Peter Allen) Arthur
  37. 1978: “Last Dance” Donna Summer (Paul Jabara) Thank God It’s Friday
  38. 1986: “Take My Breath Away” Berlin (Giorgio Moroder/Tom Whitlock) Top Gun
  39. 2013: “Let It Go” Idina Menzel (Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert Lopez) Frozen
  40. 1991: “Beauty and the Beast” Celine Dion with Peabo Bryson (Howard Ashman/Alan Menken) Beauty and the Beast

  41. 1966: “Born Free” Roger Williams (John Barry/Don Black) Born Free
  42. 1954: “Three Coins in the Fountain” The Four Aces (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn) Three Coins in the Fountain
  43. 1952: “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)” Tex Ritter (Ned Washington/Dmitri Tiomkin) High Noon
  44. 1962: “The Days of Wine and Roses” Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer) Days of Wine and Roses
  45. 2012: “Skyfall” Adele (Adele, Paul Epworth) Skyfall
  46. 1941: “The Last Time I Saw Paris” Kate Smith (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II) Lady Be Good
  47. 1995: “Colors of the Wind” Vanessa Williams (Alan Menken/Steve Schwartz) Pocahontas
  48. 1980: “Fame” Irene Cara (Michael Gore/Dean Pitchford) Fame
  49. 1999: “You’ll Be in My Heart” Phil Collins (Phil Collins) Tarzan
  50. 1972: “The Morning After” Maureen McGovern (Al Kasha/Joel Hirshhorn) The Poseidon Adventure

  51. 2018: “Shallow” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt) A Star Is Born
  52. 1970: “For All We Know” The Carpenters (Jimmy Griffin/Fred Karlin/Robb Wilson) Love and Other Strangers
  53. 1963: “Call Me Irresponsible” Frank Sinatra (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) Papa’s Delicate Condition
  54. 1965: “The Shadow of Your Smile” Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster) The Sandpiper
  55. 1951: “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” (Bing Crosby with Jane Wyman (Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer) Here Comes the Groom
  56. 1959: “High Hopes” Frank Sinatra (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) A Hole in the Head
  57. 1957: “All the Way” Sammy Cahn (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) The Joker Is Wild
  58. 1996: “You Must Love Me” Madonna (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice) Evita
  59. 1998: “When You Believe” Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey (Stephen Schwartz) The Prince of Egypt
  60. 1974: “We May Never Love Like This Again” Seals & Croft (Dash Crofts/Jimmy Seals) The Towering Inferno

  61. 1975: “I’m Easy” Keith Carradine (Keith Carradine) Nashville
  62. 1964: “Chim Chim Cheree” Julie Andrews with Dick Van Dyke, Dotrice, & Garber (Richard Sherman/Robert Sherman) Mary Poppins
  63. 1989: “Under the Sea” Samuel Wright (Howard Ashman/Alan Menken) The Little Mermaid
  64. 1958: “Gigi” Les Baxter (Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner) Gigi
  65. 1960: “Never on Sunday” Don Costa (Manos Hadijidakis/Billy Towne) Never on Sunday
  66. 2007: “Falling Slowly” The Swell Season (Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova) Once
  67. 2015: “Writing’s on the Wall” Sam Smith (Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith) Spectre
  68. 1988: “Let the River Run” Carly Simon (Carly Simon) Working Girl
  69. 2000: “Things Have Changed” Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan) Wonder Boys
  70. 1968: “Windmills of Your Mind” Noel Harrison (Michael Legrand/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) The Thomas Crown Affair

  71. 2014: “Glory” Common & John Legend (Common, John Legend) Selma
  72. 1967: “Talk to the Animals” Rex Harrison (Leslie Bricusse) Doctor Dolittle
  73. 2006: “I Need to Wake Up” Melissa Etheridge (Melissa Etheridge) An Inconvenient Truth
  74. 1990: “Sooner or Later” Madonna (Stephen Sondheim) Dick Tracy
  75. 1979: “It Goes Like It Goes” Jennifer Warnes (David Shire/Norman Gimbel) Norma Rae
  76. 2001: “If I Didn’t Have You” Billy Crystal & John Goodman (Randy Newman) Monsters, Inc.
  77. 2003: “Into the West” Annie Lennox (Fran Walsh/Howard Shore/Annie Lennox) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  78. 2011: “Man or Muppet” Jason Segel, Peter Linz, Bill Barretta, and Jim Parsons (Bret McKenzie) The Muppets
  79. 2016: “City of Stars” Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) La La Land
  80. 2004: “Al Otro Lado Del Rio (On the Other Side of the River)” Jorge Drexler (Jorge Drexler) The Motorcycle Diaries

  81. 2010: “We Belong Together” Randy Newman (Randy Newman) Toy Story 3
  82. 2005: “It’s Hard Out Her for a Pimp” Three 6 Mafia (Jordan Houston/Cedric Coleman/Paul Beauregard) Hustle & Flow
  83. 2008: “Jai Ho” Pussycat Dolls (A.R. Rahman/Gulzar) Slumdog Millionaire
  84. 2009: “The Weary Kind” Ryan Bingham (Ryan Bingham/T-Bone Burnett) Crazy Heart
  85. 2017: “Remember Me” Miguel & Natalia Lafourcade (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rober Lopez) Coco

Winners by Year:
  • 1934: “The Continental” Leo Reisman (Jerb Magidson/Con Conrad) The Gay Divorce
  • 1935: “Lullaby of Broadway” The Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (Harry Warren/Al Dubin) Gold Diggers of 1935
  • 1936: “The Way You Look Tonight” Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (Jerome Kerns/Dorothy Fields) Swing Time
  • 1937: “Sweet Leilani” Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (Harry Owens) Wakiki Wedding
  • 1938: “Thanks for the Memory” Shep Fields with Bob Goday (Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin) The Big Broadcast of 1938
  • 1939: “Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland (Harold Arlen/E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) The Wizard of Oz
  • 1940: “When You Wish Upon a Star” Cliff Edwards (Ned Washington/Leigh Harline) Pinocchio
  • 1941: “The Last Time I Saw Paris” Kate Smith (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II) Lady Be Good
  • 1942: “White Christmas” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (Irving Berlin) Holiday Inn
  • 1943: “You’ll Never Know” Dick Haymes with the Song Spinners (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon) Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • 1944: “Swinging on a Star” Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trott Orchestra & the Williams Brothers Quartet (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke) Going My Way
  • 1945: “It Might As Well Be Spring” Dick Haymes (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers) State Fair
  • 1946: “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers (Harry Warren/Johnny Mercer) The Harvey Girls
  • 1947: “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” James Baskett (Allie Wrubel/Ray Gilbert) Song of the South
  • 1948: “Buttons and Bows” Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) The Paleface
  • 1949: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (Frank Loesser) Neptune’s Daughter
  • 1950: “Mona Lisa” Nat “King” Cole (Raymond Evans/Jay Livingston) Captain Carey, U.S.A.
  • 1951: “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” (Bing Crosby with Jane Wyman (Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer) Here Comes the Groom
  • 1952: “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)” Tex Ritter (Ned Washington/Dmitri Tiomkin) High Noon
  • 1953: “Secret Love” Doris Day (Paul Francis Webster/Sammy Fain) Calamity Jane
  • 1954: “Three Coins in the Fountain” The Four Aces (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn) Three Coins in the Fountain
  • 1955: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” The Four Aces (Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster) Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  • 1956: “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” Doris Day (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • 1957: “All the Way” Sammy Cahn (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) The Joker Is Wild
  • 1958: “Gigi” Les Baxter (Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner) Gigi
  • 1959: “High Hopes” Frank Sinatra (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) A Hole in the Head
  • 1960: “Never on Sunday” Don Costa (Manos Hadijidakis/Billy Towne) Never on Sunday
  • 1961: “Moon River” Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer) Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • 1962: “The Days of Wine and Roses” Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer) Days of Wine and Roses
  • 1963: “Call Me Irresponsible” Frank Sinatra (Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen) Papa’s Delicate Condition
  • 1964: “Chim Chim Cheree” Julie Andrews with Dick Van Dyke, Dotrice, & Garber (Richard Sherman/Robert Sherman) Mary Poppins
  • 1965: “The Shadow of Your Smile” Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster) The Sandpiper
  • 1966: “Born Free” Roger Williams (John Barry/Don Black) Born Free
  • 1967: “Talk to the Animals” Rex Harrison (Leslie Bricusse) Doctor Dolittle
  • 1968: “Windmills of Your Mind” Noel Harrison (Michael Legrand/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) The Thomas Crown Affair
  • 1969: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” B.J. Thomas (Burt Bacharach/Hal David) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • 1970: “For All We Know” The Carpenters (Jimmy Griffin/Fred Karlin/Robb Wilson) Love and Other Strangers
  • 1971: “Theme from Shaft” Isaac Hayes (Isaac Hayes) Shaft
  • 1972: “The Morning After” Maureen McGovern (Al Kasha/Joel Hirshhorn) The Poseidon Adventure
  • 1973: “The Way We Were” Barbara Streisand (Marvin Hamlisch/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) The Way We Were
  • 1974: “We May Never Love Like This Again” Seals & Croft (Dash Crofts/Jimmy Seals) The Towering Inferno
  • 1975: “I’m Easy” Keith Carradine (Keith Carradine) Nashville
  • 1976: “Evergreen” Barbra Streisand (Barbra Streisand/Paul Williams) A Star Is Born
  • 1977: “You Light Up My Life” Debby Boone (Joe Brooks) You Light Up My Life
  • 1978: “Last Dance” Donna Summer (Paul Jabara) Thank God It’s Friday
  • 1979: “It Goes Like It Goes” Jennifer Warnes (David Shire/Norman Gimbel) Norma Rae
  • 1980: “Fame” Irene Cara (Michael Gore/Dean Pitchford) Fame
  • 1981: “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” Christopher Cross (Burt Bacharach/Christopher Cross/Carole Bayer Sager/Peter Allen) Arthur
  • 1982: “Up Where We Belong” Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (Will Jennings/Jack Nitzsche/Buffy Saint Marie) An Officer and a Gentleman
  • 1983: “Flashdance…What a Feeling” Irene Cara (Irene Cara/Giorgio Moroder/Keith Forsey) Flashdance
  • 1984: “I Just Called to Say I Love You” Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder) The Woman in Red
  • 1985: “Say You, Say Me” Lionel Richie (Lionel Richie) White Nights
  • 1986: “Take My Breath Away” Berlin (Giorgio Moroder/Tom Whitlock) Top Gun
  • 1987: “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (Frank Previte/John DeNicola/Donald Markowitz) Dirty Dancing
  • 1988: “Let the River Run” Carly Simon (Carly Simon) Working Girl
  • 1989: “Under the Sea” Samuel Wright (Howard Ashman/Alan Menken) The Little Mermaid
  • 1990: “Sooner or Later” Madonna (Stephen Sondheim) Dick Tracy
  • 1991: “Beauty and the Beast” Celine Dion with Peabo Bryson (Howard Ashman/Alan Menken) Beauty and the Beast
  • 1992: “A Whole New World” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (Alan Menken/Tim Rice) Aladdin
  • 1993: “Streets of Philadelphia” Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen) Philadelphia
  • 1994: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Elton John (Elton John/Tim Rice) The Lion King
  • 1995: “Colors of the Wind” Vanessa Williams (Alan Menken/Steve Schwartz) Pocahontas
  • 1996: “You Must Love Me” Madonna (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice) Evita
  • 1997: Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (James Horner/Will Jennings) Titanic
  • 1998: “When You Believe” Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey (Stephen Schwartz) The Prince of Egypt
  • 1999: “You’ll Be in My Heart” Phil Collins (Phil Collins) Tarzan
  • 2000: “Things Have Changed” Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan) Wonder Boys
  • 2001: “If I Didn’t Have You” Billy Crystal & John Goodman (Randy Newman) Monsters, Inc.
  • 2002: “Lose Yourself” Eminem (Marshall Mathers/Jeff Bass/Luis Resto) 8 Mile
  • 2003: “Into the West” Annie Lennox (Fran Walsh/Howard Shore/Annie Lennox) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 2004: “Al Otro Lado Del Rio (On the Other Side of the River)” Jorge Drexler (Jorge Drexler) The Motorcycle Diaries
  • 2005: “It’s Hard Out Her for a Pimp” Three 6 Mafia (Jordan Houston/Cedric Coleman/Paul Beauregard) Hustle & Flow
  • 2006: “I Need to Wake Up” Melissa Etheridge (Melissa Etheridge) An Inconvenient Truth
  • 2007: “Falling Slowly” The Swell Season (Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova) Once
  • 2008: “Jai Ho” Pussycat Dolls (A.R. Rahman/Gulzar) Slumdog Millionaire
  • 2009: “The Weary Kind” Ryan Bingham (Ryan Bingham/T-Bone Burnett) Crazy Heart
  • 2010: “We Belong Together” Randy Newman (Randy Newman) Toy Story 3
  • 2011: “Man or Muppet” Jason Segel, Peter Linz, Bill Barretta, and Jim Parsons (Bret McKenzie) The Muppets
  • 2012: “Skyfall” Adele (Adele, Paul Epworth) Skyfall
  • 2013: “Let It Go” Idina Menzel (Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert Lopez) Frozen
  • 2014: “Glory” Common & John Legend (Common, John Legend) Selma
  • 2015: “Writing’s on the Wall” Sam Smith (Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith) Spectre
  • 2016: “City of Stars” Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) La La Land
  • 2017: “Remember Me” Miguel & Natalia Lafourcade (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rober Lopez) Coco
  • 2018: “Shallow” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt) A Star Is Born