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Weekend Playlist: Mesmerizing Oscar Winning Songs

Weekend Playlist: Mesmerizing Oscar Winning Songs

Mainly, the Oscars hand out awards to the Best Picture Categories, but the Academy has been providing awards to special soundtracks as well. Let us listen to these beautiful tunes:

The way you look tonight

Film: Swing Time, 1936

Originally performed by Fred Astaire, the song won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song in 1936. The song was written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields. Astaire sings this sweet song for Ginger Rogers, who was shampooing her hair. Talk about romanticism.

My Heart will go on

Film: Titanic, 1997

Over her long and illustrious career, Celine Dion has won many awards. Right from the soaring piano lines to the epic key changes, Celine Dion’s magnificent voice evokes Leo and Kate’s on being the top of the world. No Oscar winning list is complete without this soulful song.

Lose Yourself

Film: 8 Miles, 2002

Few will have ignored the fuss that exploded when Rolling Stone named Eminem "The King of Hip-Hop' three years ago, but he previously had a more important genre honour bestowed upon him a decade earlier, when 8 Mile's 'Lose Yourself' became the first rap track ever to receive the Best Original Song Oscar. The win was so unexpected that when it was announced, Mr Mathers himself was at home, asleep in front of cartoons with his daughter.

Jai Ho

Film: Slumdog Millionaire, 2009

AR Rahman is perhaps the only Indian who won the Oscars, not once, but twice. He shared the Best Original Score with Gulzar for his song, Jai Ho. His second Oscar came in when he won the Best Original Screen Score for the same movie, Slumdog Millionaire. He ended his speech by saying ‘Mere paas Maa Hai’, dedicating his win to his mother.


Film: Skyfall, 2012

Skyfall won two of its five nominations in Oscars: Best Original Song and Best Sound Editing. Adele won the Best Original Song along with co-writer, Paul Epworth at the 85th Academy Awards. The London-born singer was a hot favorite for the Oscar, after having won the Golden Globe for the same category. Commercially, the song sold over a million copies worldwide.

Let it go

Film: Frozen, 2013

The song won the Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards, beating out the likes of U2, Will Pharrell, Karen O and Steven Prince. The song was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and was the favorite to win; a "bona fide anthem that's Disney's single biggest and best song in a generation, a tremendous showcase for Idina Menzel's genre-defining pipes, and a rallying cry for its new not-your-mother's-princesses vibe."