'Shallow' Becomes the Latest: 16 Songs That Won Both Grammys and Oscars
"Shallow," A Star Is Born
Common and John Legend's song (co-written with Che Smith) for the historical drama won an Academy Award in 2015, then picked up a Grammy the following year. (The Oscar gave Legend the "O" in his EGOT.)
"Let It Go," Frozen
Kids and adults alike couldn't stop singing this Frozen hit, so no one was surprised when co-writers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won an Oscar in 2014 and a Grammy in 2015.
In 2013, Adele's cinematic song, co-written with Paul Epworth, became the first James Bond theme to win an Oscar. The following year it also won a Grammy.
"Jai Ho," Slumdog Millionaire
The Bollywood dance number had voters on their feet: It won an Oscar in 2009 and a Grammy the following year.
"Lose Yourself," 8 Mile
In 2003, Eminem's 8 Mile song became the first hip-hop song to win an Oscar. Its commercial success earned it a whopping five Grammy nominations the following year, and the rapper ending up winning best male rap solo performance and best rap song.
"If I Didn't Have You," Monsters, Inc.
Randy Newman's heart-warming song, performed by John Goodman and Billy Crystal, won an Oscar in 2002 and a Grammy in 2003.
"My Heart Will Go On," Titanic
The blockbuster love theme, written by James Horner and Will Jennings and performed by Céline Dion, won an Oscar in 1998 and four — yes, four — Grammys. Our hearts might have gone on, but they were never the same.
"Colors of the Wind," Pocahontas
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's song for the Disney animated classic won a Grammy in 1996 and an Oscar later that year.
"Streets of Philadelphia," Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen's emotional song won an Oscar in 1994 and four Grammys the following year.
"A Whole New World," Aladdin
Alan Menken and Tim Rice's love song for the animated hit won an Oscar in 1993 and the following year, it became the first (and only!) Disney song to win a Grammy for song of the year.
"Beauty and the Beast," Beauty and the Beast
In 1992, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken won an Oscar for the animated film's ballad. (Ashman died of AIDS in March 1991, and his domestic partner Bill Lauch accepted the award on his behalf.) The song also won a Grammy the following year.
"Under the Sea," The Little Mermaid
In 1990, famed collaborations Alan Menken and Howard Ashman won an Oscar for The Little Mermaid song, and in 1991 scored a Grammy, as well.
"Evergreen," A Star Is Born
Barbra Streisand's song, co-written with Paul Williams, won an Academy Award in 1977, making her the first woman to earn an Oscar for composing music. The following year, it picked up a Grammy for song of the year.
"The Way We Were," The Way We Were
In 1974, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch won an Oscar for the song, and in 1975, scored a Grammy for song of the year.
"Moon River," Breakfast at Tiffany's
In 1962, the nostalgic song, written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (and originally performed by Audrey Hepburn), won two Grammys for record of the year and song of the year. Later that year, it went on to win an Oscar.