While its theme song is still one of Phil Collins’ best known and loved singles, the movie it came from, 1984’s Against All Odds, is much more of an 80s deep cut starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods.
Although not quite as memorable as the music from the first movie, Bob Seger’s “Shakedown” from Beverly Hills Cop II is still a fun song that debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a “Best Original Song” Oscar.
Robert Altman’s magnum opus dramedy Nashville has over an hour of musical performances but Keith Carradine’s “I’m Easy” is the one that won Best Original Song at the Oscars while also becoming a radio hit on the Billboard charts.
Recently winning the Oscar for Best Original Song, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was written by Elton John for the biopic about his life, Rocketman, and he performed it with his younger doppleganger, Taron Egerton.
Shocking no one, “Shallow” won the Best Original Song award at last night’s Oscars for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, following constant radio airplay since A Star is Born came out and wins at the Golden Globes and Grammy Awards.
For 1981’s critically and commercially beloved Dudley Moore comedy Arthur one of the kings of yacht rock, Christopher Cross, provided the smooth, soft rock theme song for the movie that went on to win Best Original Song at the 1982 Oscars.