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In the early days of cinema, an original lyrical song would typically only be something sung at the end credits or by a performer in a musical. But in the changing revolutions of the late 1960's, songs began becoming parts of the films themselves, and nowadays, songs can be found everywhere in a film, playing over montages or scenes where instrumental music used to play. So the art of creating brand new songs specifically for films has produced a history of great movie songs, and the Academy has honored a great list of these, that provide some great examples of the changing tides of music throughout the years.

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1934 : "The Continental" from THE GAY DIVORCEE (Performed by Fred Astaire)

1935 : "Lullaby of Broadway" from GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Performed by Dick Powell)

1936 : "The Way You Look Tonight" from SWING TIME (Performed by Fred Astaire)

1937 : "Sweet Leilani" from WAIKIKI WEDDING (Performed by Bing Crosby)

1938 : "Thanks for the Memory" from THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938 (Performed by Bob Hope & Shirley Ross)

1939 : "Over the Rainbow" from THE WIZARD OF OZ (Performed by Judy Garland)

1940 : "When You Wish Upon A Star" from PINOCCHIO (Performed by Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket)

1941 : "The Last Time I Saw Paris" from LADY BE GOOD (Performed by Kate Smith)

1942 : "White Christmas" from HOLIDAY INN (Performed by Bing Crosby)

1943 : "You'll Never Know" from HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO (Performed by Dick Haymes)

1944 : "Swinging on a Star" from GOING MY WAY (Performed by Bing Crosby)

1945 : "It Might As Well Be Spring" from STATE FAIR (Performed by Dick Haymes)

1946 : "On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" from THE HARVEY GIRLS (Performed by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers)

1947 : "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from SONG OF THE SOUTH (Performed by James Baskett)

1948 : "Buttons and Bows" from THE PALEFACE (Performed by Betty Garrett)

1949 : "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER (Performed by Margeret Whiting & Johnny Mercer)

1950 : "Mona Lisa" from CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. (Performed by Art Lund)

1951 : "In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" from HERE COMES THE GROOM (Performed by Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman)

1952 : "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" from HIGH NOON (Performed by Tex Ritter)

1953 : "Secret Love" from CALAMITY JANE (Performed by Tommy Edwards)

1954 : "Three Coins in the Fountain" from THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (Performed by Frank Sinatra)

1955 : "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" from LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING (Performed by Four Aces w/ Al Alberts)

1956 : "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Performed by Doris Day)

1957 : "All The Way" from THE JOKER IS WILD (Performed by Frank Sinatra)

1958 : "Gigi" from GIGI (Performed by Louis Jourdan)

1959 : "High Hopes" from A HOLE IN THE HEAD (Performed by Frank Sinatra)

1960 : "Never on Sunday" from NEVER ON SUNDAY (Performed by Don Costa)

1961 : "Moon River" from BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (Performed by Henry Mancini)

1962 : "Days of Wine and Roses" from DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (Performed by Henry Mancini)

1963 : "Call Me Irresponsible" from PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (Performed by Jack Jones)

1964 : "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from MARY POPPINS (Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, Karen Dotrice, & Matthew Garbor)

1965 : "The Shadow of your Smile" from THE SANDPIPER (Performed by Astrud Gilberto)

1966 : "Born Free" from BORN FREE (Performed by Matt Monro)

1967 : "Talk to the Animals" from DOCTOR DOLITTLE (Performed by Anthony Newley)

1968 : "The Windmills of your Mind" from THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (Performed by Noel Harrison)

1969 : "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (Performed by B.J. Thomas)

1970 : "For All We Know" from LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS (Performed by The Carpenters)

1971 : "Theme from Shaft" from SHAFT (Performed by Isaac Hayes)

1972 : "The Morning After" from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (Performed by Maureen McGovern)

1973 : "The Way We Were" from THE WAY WE WERE (Performed by Barbra Streisand)

1974 : "We May Never Love Like This Again" from THE TOWERING INFERNO (Performed by Maureen McGovern)

1975 : "I'm Easy" from NASHVILLE (Performed by Keith Carradine)

1976 : "Evergreen" from A STAR IS BORN (Performed by Barbra Streisand)

1977 : "You Light Up My Life" from YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE (Performed by Debby Boone)

1978 : "Last Dance" from THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY (Performed by Donna Summers)

1979 : "It Goes Like It Goes" from NORMA RAE (Performed by Jennifer Warnes)

1980 : "Fame" from FAME (Performed by Irene Cara)

1981 : "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from ARTHUR (Performed by Christopher Cross)

1982 : "Up Where We Belong" from AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (Performed by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes)

1983 : "Flashdance...What A Feeling" from FLASHDANCE (Performed by Irene Cara)

1984 : "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from THE WOMAN IN RED (Performed by Stevie Wonder)

1985 : "Say You, Say Me" from WHITE NIGHTS (Performed by Lionel Richie)

1986 : "Take My Breath Away" from TOP GUN (Performed by Berlin)

1987 : "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from DIRTY DANCING (Performed by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)

1988 : "Let The River Run" from WORKING GIRL (Performed by Carly Simon)

1989 : "Under the Sea" from THE LITTLE MERMAID (Performed by Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian)

1990 : "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" from DICK TRACY (Performed by Madonna)

1991 : "Beauty and the Beast" from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Performed by Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts)

1992 : "A Whole New World" from ALADDIN (Performed by Brad Kane as Aladdin & Lea Salonga as Jasmine)

1993 : "Streets of Philadelphia" from PHILADELPHIA (Performed by Bruce Springsteen)

1994 : "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from THE LION KING (Performed by Elton John)

1995 : "Colors of the Wind" from POCAHONTAS (Performed by Judy Kuhn as Pocahontas)

1996 : "You Must Love Me" from EVITA (Performed by Madonna)

1997 : "My Heart Will Go On" from TITANIC (Performed by Celine Dion)

1998 : "When You Believe" from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Performed by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey)

1999 : "You'll Be In My Heart" from TARZAN (Performed by Phil Collins)

2000 : "Things Have Changed" from WONDER BOYS (Performed by Bob Dylan)

2001 : "If I Didn't Have You" from MONSTERS, INC. (Performed by John Goodman as Sully & Billy Crystal as Mike)

2002 : "Lose Yourself" from 8 MILE (Performed by Eminem)

2003 : "Into the West" from THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Performed by Annie Lennox)

2004 : "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Performed by Jorge Drexler)

2005 : "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" from HUSTLE & FLOW (Performed by Three 6 Mafia)

2006 : "I Need To Wake Up" from AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (Performed by Melissa Etheridge)

2007 : "Falling Slowly" from ONCE (Performed by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)

2008 : "Jai Ho" from SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash)

2009 : "The Weary Kind" from CRAZY HEART (Performed by Ryan Bingham)

2010 : "We Belong Together" from TOY STORY 3 (Performed by Randy Newman)

2011 : "Man or Muppet" from THE MUPPETS (Performed by Jason Segel & Walter)

2012 : "Skyfall" from SKYFALL (Performed by Adele)

2013 : "Let It Go" from FROZEN (Performed by Idina Menzel)

2014 : "Glory" from SELMA (Performed by Common & John Legend)

2015 : "Writing's On The Wall" from SPECTRE (Performed by Sam Smith)

2016 : "City of Stars" from LA LA LAND (Performed by Ryan Gosling)

2017 : "Remember Me" from COCO (Performed by Miguel)