I was thinking about all the songs (not Score) that have come from the movies and wondered which songs won, which songs that were nominated and which songs that were not even on the list. There are thousands so I decided to pick a year and I went with 1937 because...what the hell. I have chosen 3- the actual winner, one up for nomination and one that was eligible but not even nominated. I am going to do a little game and ask you which song do you think won the actual Oscar and which one is your favourite. This means you will have to listen to them and I hope you do...Here we go. I hope you don't google the answer either:))
1. THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME SUNG BY FRED ASTAIRE
This song is from the musical, "Shall We Dance" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was composed by George and Ira Gershwin and introduced by Astaire in the film. many of the big composers of the day actually loved Astaire's voice and would think of him when they created the song. Fred was a close friend of George Gershwin before Gershwin died at age 38 in 1937 from a brain tumour.
2. SWEET LEILANI SUNG BY BING CROSBY
This song is from the film, "Waikiki Wedding" which starred Bing Crosby becoming a big hit for Bing. It was written by Harry Owens the day after is daughter was born, named Leilani, in 1934. It is Hawaiian meaning "Heavenly garland of flowers."
3. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT SUNG BY NELSON EDDY
This song was introduced by Nelson Eddy in the film, "Rosalie" with Eleanor Powell as well. It was written by Cole Porter and has gained so much recognition over the years that it has been sung by many, many other artists.
Which song won the Oscar that year? Which would you have chosen? I tried to stick close to the originals but are there any recordings of these that you would like to share?