The Info List - Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist,[1] educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism. In 1997, she founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans. She has won recognition and many awards and honours for both her music and her work in education and social activism.


1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 1960s 2.2 1970s 2.3 1980s 2.4 1990s 2.5 2000s 2.6 2010s

3 Blacklisting 4 Honours and awards

4.1 date unknown 4.2 Other

5 Discography

5.1 Albums 5.2 Singles 5.3 Soundtracks 5.4 Anthologies

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
was born in 1941[2][3] on the Piapot
Plains Cree First Nation Reserve in the Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada.[4] She was later adopted, growing up in Massachusetts, with parents Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie.[5] She attended the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, earning degrees in teaching and Oriental philosophy[6] and graduating in the top ten of her class.[7][8] In 1964, on a return trip to the Piapot
reserve in Canada for a powwow she was welcomed and (in a Cree
Nation context) adopted by the youngest son of Chief Piapot, Emile Piapot
and his wife, Clara Starblanket Piapot, who added to Sainte-Marie's cultural value of, and place in, native culture.[9] In 1968, she married surfing teacher Dewain Bugbee of Hawaii; they divorced in 1971. She married Sheldon Wolfchild from Minnesota in 1975; they have a son, Dakota "Cody" Starblanket Wolfchild. That union also ended in divorce. She married her co-writer for "Up Where We Belong," Jack Nitzsche, on March 19, 1982. He died from a heart attack on August 25, 2000. As of 2007, she lives in Hawaii.[10] Although not a Bahá'í herself, she became an active friend of the Bahá'í Faith
Bahá'í Faith
by the mid-1970s when she is said[by whom?] to have appeared in the 1973 Third National Bahá'í Youth Conference at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,[11] and has continued to appear at concerts, conferences and conventions of that religion since then. In 1992, she appeared in the musical event prelude to the Bahá'í World Congress, a double concert "Live Unity: The Sound of the World" in 1992 with video broadcast and documentary.[12] In the video documentary of the event Sainte-Marie is seen on the Dini Petty Show explaining the Bahá'í teaching of progressive revelation.[13] She also appears in the 1985 video "Mona With The Children" by Douglas John Cameron. However, while she supports a universal sense of religion, she does not subscribe to any particular religion.

I gave a lot of support to Bahá'í people in the '80s and '90s … Bahá'í people, as people of all religions, is something I'm attracted to … I don't belong to any religion. … I have a huge religious faith or spiritual faith but I feel as though religion … is the first thing that racketeers exploit. … But that doesn't turn me against religion …[14]:16:15–18:00min

Career[edit] Sainte-Marie played piano and guitar, self-taught, in her childhood and teen years. In college some of her songs, "Ananias", the Indian lament, "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" and "Mayoo Sto Hoon" (in Hindi) were already in her repertoire.[6] 1960s[edit]

Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands in the Grand Gala du Disque Populaire 1968

By 1962, in her early twenties, she was touring alone, developing her craft and performing in various concert halls, folk music festivals and Native Americans reservations across the United States, Canada and abroad. She spent a considerable amount of time in the coffeehouses of downtown Toronto's old Yorkville district, and New York City's Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
as part of the early to mid-1960s folk scene, often alongside other emerging Canadian contemporaries, such as Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. (She also introduced Mitchell to Elliot Roberts, who became Joni's manager.)[9] In 1963, recovering from a throat infection, Sainte-Marie became addicted to codeine and recovering from the experience became the basis of her song "Cod'ine",[7] later covered by Donovan, Janis Joplin, the Charlatans, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Man,[15] the Litter, the Leaves, Jimmy Gilmer, Gram Parsons,[16] Charles Brutus McClay,[17] the Barracudas (spelled "Codeine"),[18] the Golden Horde,[19] and later by Courtney Love. Also in 1963, she witnessed wounded soldiers returning from Vietnam at a time when the U.S. government was denying involvement[20] – which inspired her protest song, "Universal Soldier"[21] which was released on her debut album, It's My Way
It's My Way
on Vanguard Records in 1964, and later became a hit for Donovan.[22] She was subsequently named Billboard Magazine's Best New Artist. Some of her songs such as "Now That The Buffalo's Gone" (1964) and "My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying" (1964, included on her 1966 album) addressing the mistreatment of Native Americans created a lot of controversy at the time.[5] In 1967, she released Fire and Fleet and Candlelight, which contained her interpretation of the traditional Yorkshire dialect
Yorkshire dialect
song "Lyke Wake Dirge". Sainte-Marie's other well-known songs include "Mister Can't You See", (a Top 40 U.S. hit in 1972); "He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo"; and the theme song of the popular movie Soldier Blue. She appeared on Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger
in 1965 and several Canadian Television productions from the 1960s to the 1990s,[9] and other TV shows such as American Bandstand, Soul Train, The Johnny Cash Show
The Johnny Cash Show
and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; and sang the opening song "The Circle Game" (written by Joni Mitchell[9]) in Stuart Hagmann's film The Strawberry Statement (1970). In the late 1960s, she used a Buchla
synthesizer to record the album Illuminations, which did not receive much notice. It was the first totally quadraphonic electronic vocal album ever.[citation needed] 1970s[edit]

Sainte-Marie in 1970

In late 1975, Sainte Marie received a phone call from Sesame Street producer Dulcy Singer to appear on the show for a one-shot guest appearance. Sainte-Marie told Singer she had no interest in doing a children's TV show, but reconsidered after asking "Have you done any Native American programming?" According to Sainte-Marie, Singer wanted her to count and recite the alphabet but Buffy wanted to teach the show's young viewers that "Indians still exist".[citation needed] She regularly appeared on Sesame Street
Sesame Street
over a five-year period from 1976–81. Sainte Marie breastfed her first son, Dakota "Cody" Starblanket Wolfchild, during a 1977 episode, which is believed to be the first representation of breastfeeding ever aired on television.[23] Sesame Street
Sesame Street
even aired a week of shows from her home in Hawaii
in January 1978. In 1979, Spirit of the Wind, featuring Sainte-Marie's original musical score including the song "Spirit of the Wind", was one of three entries that year at Cannes. The film is a docudrama about George Attla, the 'winningest dog musher of all time,' as the film presents him, with all parts played by Native Americans except one by Slim Pickens. The film was shown on cable TV in the early 1980s and was released in France in 2003.[citation needed] 1980s[edit] Sainte-Marie began using Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
Apple II[24] and Macintosh computers as early as 1981 to record her music and later some of her visual art.[6] The song "Up Where We Belong" (which Sainte-Marie co-wrote with Will Jennings and musician Jack Nitzsche) was performed by Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
and Jennifer Warnes for the film An Officer and a Gentleman. It received the Academy Award for Best Song in 1982. The song was later covered by Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
and Anne Murray
Anne Murray
on Cliff's album of duets, Two's Company.[citation needed] In the early 1980s one of her native songs was used as the theme song for the CBC's native series Spirit Bay. She was cast for the TNT 1993 telefilm The Broken Chain. It was shot entirely in Virginia. In 1989 she wrote and performed the music for Where the Spirit Lives, a film about native children being abducted and forced into residential schools. 1990s[edit]

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
playing the Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights on June 24, 2009

Sainte-Marie voiced the Cheyenne character, Kate Bighead, in the 1991 made-for-TV movie Son of the Morning Star, telling the Indian side of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Lt. Col. George Custer was killed. In 1992, after a sixteen-year recording hiatus, Sainte-Marie released the album Coincidence and Likely Stories.[25] Recorded in 1990 at home in Hawaii
on her computer and transmitted via modem through the early Internet to producer Chris Birkett in London, England,[9] the album included the politically charged songs "The Big Ones Get Away" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (which mentions Leonard Peltier), both commenting on the ongoing plight of Native Americans (see also the book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.) Also in 1992, Sainte-Marie appeared in the television film The Broken Chain with Pierce Brosnan along with First Nations
First Nations
Bahá'í Phil Lucas. Her next album followed up in 1996 with Up Where We Belong, an album on which she re-recorded a number of her greatest hits in more unplugged and acoustic versions, including a re-release of "Universal Soldier". Sainte-Marie has exhibited her art at the Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum
in Calgary, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Emily Carr
Emily Carr
Gallery in Vancouver
and the American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1995 Buffy's Music and voice appeared in an episode of HBO's Happily Ever After, which is an animated cartoon series of fairy tales for children. Buffy appeared in the episode about Snow White which was also titled as "White Snow". White Snow is a young Native American Princess who is saved by a young Native American Prince. Buffy wrote the theme song and also sings a song and is the voice of the mirror on the wall. The episode appeared in the first season of Happily Ever After but the episodes continue to be aired as reruns. In 1995, the Indigo Girls released two versions of Sainte-Marie's protest song "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" on their live album 1200 Curfews. The song appears toward the end of Disc One in a live format, Recorded at the Atwood Concert Hall in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, Alaska. "Every word is true," Emily says in the introduction. The second, found at the end of Disc Two, is a studio recording. In 1996, she started a philanthropic non-profit fund Nihewan Foundation for American Indian Education devoted to improving Native American students participation in learning.[26] She founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project in October 1996 using funds from her Nihewan Foundation and with a two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. With projects across Mohawk, Cree, Ojibwe, Menominee, Coeur D'Alene, Navajo, Quinault, Hawaiian, and Apache
communities in eleven states, partnered with a non-native class of the same grade level for Elementary, Middle, and High School grades in the disciplines of Geography, History, Social Studies, Music and Science and produced a multimedia curriculum CD, Science: Through Native American Eyes.[27] 2000s[edit]

Sainte-Marie performing at The Iron Horse in Northampton, Massachusetts, on June 15, 2013

In 2000, Sainte-Marie gave the commencement address at Haskell Indian Nations University.[28] In 2002 she sang at the Kennedy Space Center for Commander John Herrington, USN, a Chickasaw
and the first Native American astronaut.[29] In 2003 she became a spokesperson for the UNESCO
Associated Schools Project Network in Canada.[30] In 2002, a track written and performed by Sainte-Marie, entitled "Lazarus", was sampled by Hip Hop producer Kanye West
Kanye West
and performed by Cam'Ron
and Jim Jones of The Diplomats. The track is called "Dead or Alive". In June 2007, she made a rare U.S. appearance at the Clearwater Festival
Clearwater Festival
in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. In 2008, a two-CD set titled Buffy/Changing Woman/Sweet America: The Mid-1970s Recordings was released, compiling the three studio albums that she recorded for ABC Records
ABC Records
and MCA Records
MCA Records
between 1974 and 1976 (after departing her long-time label Vanguard Records). This was the first re-release of this material. In September 2008, Sainte-Marie made a comeback onto the music scene in Canada with the release of her latest studio album Running for the Drum. It was produced by Chris Birkett (producer of her 1992 and 1996 best of albums). Sessions for this latest project commenced in 2006 in Sainte-Marie's home studio in Hawaii
and in part in France. They continued until spring 2007.[citation needed] 2010s[edit] In 2015, Sainte-Marie released the album Power in the Blood on True North Records. She had a television appearance on May 22, 2015 with Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
to discuss the record and her musical and activist career. On September 21, 2015, Power in the Blood was named the winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.[31] Also in 2015, A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red
released an electronic remix of Sainte-Marie's song "Working for the Government".[32] In 2016, Sainte-Marie is touring North America with Mark Olexson (bass), Anthony King (guitar), Michel Bruyere (drums), and Kibwe Thomas (Keyboards).[33] In 2017, she released the single "You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind)", a collaboration with fellow Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
laureate Tanya Tagaq.[34] The song was inspired by George Attla, a champion dog sled racer from Alaska.[35] Blacklisting[edit] Sainte-Marie claimed in a 2008 interview at the National Museum of the American Indian[36] that she had been blacklisted by American radio stations and that she, along with Native Americans and other native people in the Red Power movements, were put out of business in the 1970s.[37] In a 1999 interview at Diné College with a staff writer with Indian Country Today, Sainte-Marie said "I found out 10 years later, in the 1980s, that President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
had been writing letters on White House stationery praising radio stations for suppressing my music" and "In the 1970s, not only was the protest movement put out of business, but the Native American movement was attacked."[38] As a result of this blacklisting, purportedly led by (among others) Presidents Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
and Richard Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and Nashville
disc jockey Ralph Emery (following the release of I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again), Sainte-Marie said "I was put out of business in the United States".[39] Honours and awards[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Up Where We Belong" (1983) Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song - "Up Where We Belong" (1983) BAFTA Award
for Best Original Song Written for a Film - "Up Where We Belong" (1983) Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts – University of Massachusetts
(1983) Best International Artist (France; 1993) Honorary Doctor of Laws – University of Regina (1996) Juno Award
Juno Award
- Aboriginal Recording of the Year for Up Where We Belong (1997) Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Television Special
(1996 variety special, Up Where We Belong) (1997) Dove Award (Gospel; 1997) Officer of the Order of Canada
Order of Canada
(1997)[40] Star on Canada's Walk of Fame
Canada's Walk of Fame
(1998) Honorary Doctor of Letters – Lakehead University (2000) Honorary Doctor of Humanities – University of Saskatchewan
(2003) Honorary Doctor of Letters – Emily Carr
Emily Carr
Institute of Art and Design – (2007)[41] Honorary Doctor of Laws – Carleton University
Carleton University
(2008)[42] Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame - 2009 inductee Honorary Doctor of Music – University of Western Ontario (2009) Juno Award
Juno Award
- Aboriginal Recording of the Year for Running for the Drum (2009) Honorary Doctor – Wilfrid Laurier University (2010) Honorary Doctor – Ontario College of Art and Design (2010) Honorary Doctor of Letters – Wilfrid Laurier – Letters (2010) Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts – Ontario College of Art and Design (2010)[43] Governor General's Performing Arts Award (2010)[44] Honorary Doctor of Letters – University of British Columbia (2012) Honorary Doctor – University of British Columbia (2012) Americana Music Honors & Awards - Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award (2015) Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
(2015) (for Power in the Blood) Juno Award
Juno Award
- Aboriginal Album of the Year (2016) (for Power in the Blood) Juno Award
Juno Award
- Contemporary Roots Album of the Year (2016) (for Power in the Blood) Juno Award
Juno Award
- Indigenous music album of the year (2018) (for Medicine Songs)[45]

date unknown[edit]

Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement American Indian College Fund Lifetime Achievement Charles de Gaulle Award (France) JUNO Hall of Fame Sistina Award (Italy)[when?]


In 1979, the Supersisters
trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Sainte-Marie's name and picture.[46] In 1983–84, the song "Up Where We Belong" (music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie; lyrics by Will Jennings) from An Officer and a Gentleman won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Song.

Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions


1964 It's My Way![48] — — —

1965 Many a Mile — — —

1966 Little Wheel Spin and Spin — 97 —

1967 Fire & Fleet & Candlelight — 126 —

1968 I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again — 171 —

1969 Illuminations — — —

1971 She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina — 182 —

1972 Moonshot — 134 —

1973 Quiet Places — — —

1974 Native North American Child: An Odyssey — — —

Buffy — — —

1975 Changing Woman — — —

1976 Sweet America — — —

1992 Coincidence and Likely Stories 63 — 39

1996 Up Where We Belong — — —

2008 Running for the Drum NA — —

2015 Power in the Blood NA — —

2017 Medicine Songs NA - -

[25] Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album


1970 "Circle Game" 76 — 109 — 83 Fire & Fleet & Candlelight

1971 "Soldier Blue" — — — 7 — She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina

"I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again" 86 — 98 34 — I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again

1972 "Mister Can't You See" 21 — 38 — 70 Moonshot

"He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo" — — 98 — —

1974 "Waves" — 27 — — — Buffy

1992 "The Big Ones Get Away" 24 14 — 39 — Coincidence & Likely Stories

"Fallen Angels" 50 26 — 57 —

1996 "Until It's Time for You to Go" — 54 — — — Up Where We Belong

2008 "No No Keshagesh" — — — — — Running for the Drum

2017 "You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind)" (feat. Tanya Tagaq) — — — — — Medicine Songs

[25] Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions


1970 Performance — — —


Year Album Peak chart positions


1970 The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie — 142 —

1971 The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Vol. 2 — — —

1976 Indian Girl (European Release) — — —

A Golden Hour Of The Best Of (UK Release) — — —

2003 The Best of the Vanguard Years — — —

2008 Buffy/Changing Woman/Sweet America — — —

See also[edit]

Music of Canada
Music of Canada

Hall of Fame First Nations
First Nations
music Music of Canada Bahá'í Faith
Bahá'í Faith
and Native Americans


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– multi-awarded native American singer makes a comeback Los Angeles Business Journal, May 1992 by Michael Logan. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 840–841. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.  ^ "nihewan.com,nihewan.com". Nihewan.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.  ^ "Cradleboard History". Cradleboard.org. Retrieved 2014-04-23.  ^ New generation of Haskell family honored Topeka Capital-Journal, The, May 13, 2000 by Andrea Albright Capital-Journal. ^ [2] Archived May 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Buffy UNESCO
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External links[edit]

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on IMDb Buffy Sainte-Marie's Cradleboard Teaching Project Buffy Sainte Marie, Heyoka Magazine Paintings Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life, documentary produced by CineFocus-Paquin Pictures Legendary Native American Singer-Songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie
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– video report by Democracy Now! Buffy Sainte-Marie
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interviewed on the Pop Chronicles
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(1969) Short documentary Buffy (2010) at the National Film Board of Canada

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Studio albums

It's My Way!
It's My Way!
(1964) Many a Mile
Many a Mile
(1965) Little Wheel Spin and Spin
Little Wheel Spin and Spin
(1966) Fire & Fleet & Candlelight (1967) I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again (1968) Illuminations (1969) She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina (1971) Moonshot (1972) Quiet Places (1973) Buffy (1974) Changing Woman (1975) Sweet America (1976) Coincidence and Likely Stories (1992) Running for the Drum (2009) Power in the Blood (2015) Medicine Songs (2017)


The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1970) The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Vol. 2 (1971) Native North American Child: An Odyssey (1974) The Best of the Vanguard Years (2003)


"Universal Soldier" "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" "Until It's Time for You to Go" "Cod'ine" "My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying" "Mister Can't You See" "Up Where We Belong"


Soldier Blue Sesame Street Jack Nitzsche Vanguard Records First Nations
First Nations

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Academy Award for Best Original Song


"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)


"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer


Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston


"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn


Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis


"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)


"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)


Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)


"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim


"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan


"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman


"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie


Music and lyrics: Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez


Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

v t e

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song


"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen


"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom


"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken


"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins


"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)


"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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