Saturday, March 06, 2010

Oscars Academy Award Winning Songs: 39-59

The 82nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2010) are around the corner and blogger is ready with a list of Oscar winning songs that he loves, remembers and is familiar with:

Year - Academy Award Winning Song - Movie

1939 - Over The Rainbow - The Wizard Of Oz
1940 - When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinnochio
1942 - White Christmas - Holiday Inn
1947 - Zip A Dee Doo Dah - Song Of The South
1948 - Buttons And Bows - Paleface
1949 - Baby It's Cold Outside - Neptune's Daughter
1950 - Mona Lisa - Captain Carey's Daughter
1952 - High Noon - High Noon
1953 - Secret Love - Calamity Jane
1954 -Three Coins In A Fountain - Three Coins In A Fountain
1955 - Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing - Same Name Movie
1956 - Que Sera Sera* - The Man Who Knew Too Much
1957 - All The Way - All The Way
1958 - Gigi - Gigi
Are you familiar with any of these songs? Can you remember the singers? Have some of the songs been recorded by our Singapore 60s bands or sung and played by them on stage?
Well, there are at least 3 that blogger knows. Do you remember which one?
Image: *Doris Day sings, Que Sera Sera.


Victor said...

Hey Andy, is the 1942 White Christmas song the same popular one that goes "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas"?

I know more than half on the list. Sure proof that I am coming of age.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hey Vic, Doesn't mean that you are coming of age. It's your interest in the genre too, I think.

It's the same Christmas song, a favourite all the way.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy

Ronny Ong doing Buttons and Bows is the only one I can think of.


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Steve,
The Stylers have 'White Christmas' on their LP called, 'It's Christmas With The Stylers' album on Panda Records YHLP 1536.

I remember Wilson David singing, 'Mona Lisa' during the Vivo City Concert in November, 2008 although it was not recorded.

Anyone remember other songs on the list recorded by our local artistes?

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Oh yes Steve, I think The Quests did 'White Christmas' too on an EP I have 'The Quests Wishing You A Merry Xmas' (CHK 1063).