There are innumerate awards ceremonies held across the world every year. However, for musicians, there are two which can really light a fire under your international success: the Grammys and the Oscars. Few award winning songs have managed to achieve both, but those which have are globally famous. Which songs made the cut? Read on to find out!

To win an Oscar or a Grammy often signifies the highlight of an artist’s career. It’s a testament to their success as both a musician, and within the popular mindset. For a song to win both awards is a very rare event indeed, but there have been a handful that have achieved such high acclaim.

The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, began in 1929. The 1953 ceremony was the first to be televised. The Grammy Awards held its first ceremony in 1959. Since that time, a total of 21 songs have managed to collect an award both from the Grammys and the Oscars. In 1987, the Grammys introduced a new award which is especially prevalent here. The ‘Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or Television’ category.

Disney Dreams Big

Let It Go from Frozen was the most recent song to join this list. The award winning song received the Oscar for ‘Best Original Song’ in addition to ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media’ at the Grammys in 2015. In fact, Walt Disney films feature on several times, with tracks from The Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastAladdinPocahontas, and Monsters Inc. all having joined the exclusive club.

You can check out the full list of award winning songs below. Let us know in the comments if there are any that surprise you!

Award Winning Songs - Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini

Award Winning Songs that Won both a Grammy and an Oscar

  • ‘Moon River’ – Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
  • ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ – Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
  • ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’ – Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
  • ‘Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)’ – Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams
  • ‘You Light Up My Life’ – Joe Brooks
  • ‘Last Dance’ – Paul Jabara
  • ‘Let The River Run’ – Carly Simon
  • ‘Under The Sea’ – Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
  • ‘Beauty And The Beast’ – Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
  • ‘A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)’ – Alan Menken and Tim Rice
  • ‘Streets Of Philadelphia’ – Bruce Springsteen
  • ‘Colors Of The Wind’ – Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
  • ‘My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)’ – James Horner and Will Jennings
  • ‘If I Didn’t Have You’ – Randy Newman
  • ‘Lose Yourself’ – Jeff Bass, Eminem and Luis Resto
  • ‘Into The West’ – Annie Lennox, Howard Shore and Fran Walsh
  • ‘Jai Ho’ – Gulzar, A.R. Rahman and Tanvi Shah
  • ‘The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)’ – Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
  • ‘Skyfall’ – Adele and Paul Epworth
  • ‘Let It Go’ – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
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