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. The performers of the song are not credited, unless they also have a writing or co-writing credit.
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.
1961: "Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin - Town Without Pity?
1964: "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin - Circus World
1965: "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani - The Yellow Rolls-Royce §
1966: "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert - A Man Could Get Killed §
1967: "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe - Camelot §
1968: "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand - The Thomas Crown Affair +
1969: "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?
1970: "Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini - Darling Lili ?
1971: "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch - Kotch ?
1972: "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf performed by Michael Jackson - Ben ?
1973: "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, performed by Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were +
1974: "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box - Benji ?
1975: "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine, performed by Keith Carradine - Nashville +
1976: "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand, performed by Barbra Streisand - A Star Is Born +
1977: "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks, performed by Kasey Cisyk - You Light Up My Life +
1978: "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara, performed by Donna Summer - Thank God It's Friday +
1979: "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom, performed by Bette Midler - The Rose
1980: "Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore, performed by Irene Cara - Fame +
1981: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Chris Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager, performed by Chris Cross - Arthur +
1982: "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Will Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie, performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - An Officer and a Gentleman +
1983: "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by Irene Cara - Flashdance +
1984: "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder, performed by Stevie Wonder - The Woman in Red +
1985: "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie, performed by Lionel Richie - White Nights +
1986: "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder, performed by Berlin - Top 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 Warnes - Dirty Dancing +
1988 (TIE): "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon, performed by Carly Simon - Working Girl + / "Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier - Buster ?
1989: "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid +
1990: "Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi, performed by Jon Bon Jovi - Young Guns II ?
1991: "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Peabo Bryson and Céline Dion - Beauty and the Beast +
1992: "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle - Aladdin +
1993: "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, performed by Bruce Springsteen - Philadelphia +
1994: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John, performed by Elton John - The Lion King +
1995: "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken, performed by Vanessa Williams - Pocahontas +
1996: "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by Madonna - Evita +
1997: "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner, performed by Céline Dion - Titanic +
1998: "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, performed by Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli - Quest for Camelot ?
1999: "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins, performed by Phil Collins - Tarzan +
2000: "Things Have Changed" Music & Lyrics by Bob Dylan, performed by Bob Dylan - Wonder Boys +
2001: "Until..." Music & Lyrics by Sting, performed by Sting - Kate & Leopold ?
2002: "The Hands That Built America" Music & Lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, & Larry Mullen, performed by U2 - Gangs of New York ?
2003: "Into the West" Music & Lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Frances Walsh, performed by Annie Lennox - The 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 Jagger - Alfie §
2005: "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla, performed by Emmylou Harris - Brokeback Mountain §
2006: "Song of the Heart" Music & Lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson, performed by Prince - Happy Feet §
2007: "Guaranteed" Music & Lyrics by Eddie Vedder, performed by Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild §
2008: "The Wrestler" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, performed by Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler §
2009: "The Weary Kind" Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett, performed by Ryan Bingham - Crazy Heart +
2010: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren, performed by Cher - Burlesque §
2011: "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, and Jimmy Harry, performed by Madonna - W.E. §
2012: "Skyfall" Music & Lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth, performed by Adele - Skyfall +
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 Legend - Selma +
2015: "Writing's on the Wall" Music & Lyrics by Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes - Spectre +
2016: "City of Stars" Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Music by: Justin Hurwitz - La La Land +
2017: "This Is Me" Music & Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Performed by: Keala Settle - The Greatest Showman ?
2018: "Shallow" Music & Lyrics by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, Performed by: Bradley Cooper & Gaga - A Star Is Born ?