Itís a Most Unusual Day (1947: from the film A
Date with Judy, which was based on the radio show of the same name; w. Harold Adamson; m. Jimmy McHugh; arr.
Steve Zegree; later used in the 1974 MGM compilation Thatís
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1940: w. Oscar Hammerstein II; m. Jerome
Kern; written for Tony Martin, after the Germans occupied Paris; used in the
1941 film Lady Be Good; used in the 1946 film Till
the Clouds Roll By [biopic of Jerome Kern], where it was sung
Shore; used in the 1954 film The Last Time I Saw Paris; used in
the 1976 film Thatís Entertainment, Part
2; song won an oscar, the
first song so honored not written for the film it was featured in; it won
over "Blues in the Night", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B", "Chattanooga Choo
and five others.
James Bond Theme (1962: m. Monty Norman; arr. Jay Althouse)
Candle on the Water (1976: from the animated film Peteís Dragon,
where it was sung by Helen Reddy; nominated for an oscar [lost to "You
Light Up My Life"]; wm. Al Kasha &
Joel Hirschhorn; arr. Ed Lojeski)
Eye of the Tiger (1982: from Rocky III; arr. Kirby Shaw) The
song was written by Frank Sullivan & Jim Peterik of Survivor at the
request of Sylvester Stallone, who wrote, directed, and starred in the film.
It was nominated for an oscar, but lost to "Up Where We Belong"
from An Officer and a Gentleman.
Youíve Got a Friend in Me (1995: from the computer animated film Toy Story;
song nominated for an oscar [lost to "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas];
[nephew of Alfred
Newman]; arr. Mac Huff)
Out Here on My Own (1980: from the musical film Fame;
w. Lesley Gore; m. Michael
Gore; this song and the title song were both nominated for an oscar; only
If You Canít Rock Me (1999: from the film Stuart Little,
which was based on the novel of the same title by E. B. White; wm. Brian
The Scarlet Tide (2003: from the film Cold Mountain;
the song was nominated for an oscar [lost to "Into the West" from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King;
also nominated from that film was "You Will Be My Ain True Love" wm. Sting; also nominated that year was "Belleville
The Triplets of Belleville]; wm. T Bone Burnett
& Elvis Costello; arr. Tom Fettke)
Happy Working Song (2007: from the film Enchanted;
Menken; w. Stephen
Schwartz; one of the three songs from that movie nominated for an oscar,
the others being "So Close" and "Thatís How You Know"
[lost to "Falling Slowly" from Once])
Accidentally in Love (2004: from the animated film Shrek 2;
nominated for an oscar [lost to "Al otro lado del rŪo" from The Motorcycle Diaries;
also nominated that year was "Believe" from The Polar Express]; wm. Adam F. Duritz; arr.