Academy Award Winning Theme Songs From the ’60s-’80s by K-EARTH 101 Artists

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Sure, the Academy Awards are all about the movies, but the story is hardly possible to tell without the support of music setting the tones in a film. Through the years there has been several memorable Oscar-winning theme songs that we forever think of when we watch our favorite Hollywood classics. Check out the past winners for Best Original Song from the ’60s through ’80s!

1984: “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] — The Woman In Red

1983: “Flashdance…What A Feeling” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Irene Cara[/lastfm] — Flashdance

1982: ” Up Where We Belong” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joe Cocker[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Warnes[/lastfm] — An Officer and A Gentleman

1981: “Arthur’s Theme” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Christopher Cross[/lastfm] — Arthur

1980: “Fame” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Irene Cara[/lastfm] — Fame

1979: “It Goes Like It Goes” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Warnes[/lastfm] — Norma Rae

1978: “Last Dance” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Donna Summer[/lastfm] — Thank God It’s Friday

1977: “You Light Up My Life” originally by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kasey Cisyk[/lastfm] and later by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Debby Boone[/lastfm] — You Light Up My Life

1976: “Evergreen” — [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Barbra Streisand[/lastfm] — A Star Is Born

1975: “I’m Easy” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Keith Carradine[/lastfm] — Nashville

1974: “We May Never Love Like This Again” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Maureen McGovern[/lastfm] — The Towering Inferno

1973: “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand — The Way We Were

1972: “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern — The Poseidon Adventure

1971: “Shaft” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Isaac Hayes[/lastfm] — Shaft

1970: “For All We Know” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Carpenters[/lastfm] — Lovers and Other Strangers

1969: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"] B.J. Thomas[/lastfm] –  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1968: “The Windmills of Your Mind” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Noel Harrison[/lastfm] — The Thomas Crown Affair

1967: “Talk to the Animals” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Leslie Bricusse[/lastfm] — Doctor Doolittle

1966: “Born Free” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Matt Monro[/lastfm] — Born Free

1965: “The Shadow of Your Smile” music by Johnny Mandel and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster — The Sandpiper

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