#Music is the universal language. It's also your emotional guide in a movie. A film's #soundtrack makes you feel what the director wants you to feel, but sometimes instead of using a traditional film score to deliver emotion, he or she uses a song.
Sometimes those songs take on a life of their own, becoming massive hits, and a few of them even accomplish the impressive feat of earning both a Grammy and an Oscar.
This year at the 89th Academy Awards five tracks have been nominated for Best Original Song. The nominees are from a wide range of movies that include #LaLaLand and #Moana, which both have an opportunity to snag the two prestigious awards and join the list of those that have come before.
But before we gaze any farther into the future, let's take a look at the past and revisit nine great songs that made history by winning both a Grammy and an Oscar.
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- Performed By: Adele
- Film: Skyfall
Written by Adele and producer Paul Epworth, "Skyfall" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written For Visual Media in 2014 and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2013. It is considered by many fans as one of the best theme songs in the #JamesBond franchise.
2. "Lose Yourself"
- Performed By: Eminem
- Film: 8 Mile
Eminem shined in the Hollywood spotlight with 8 Mile in 2002. #8Mile not only featured great acting from Eminem, but the original song "Lose Yourself" from the movie won the #Oscar for Best Original Song and two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance.
3. "My Heart Will Go On"
- Performed By: Celine Dion
- Film: Titanic
When #Titanic sailed into theaters it wasn't just a hit, it was a phenomenon. What most people remember from the movie, in addition to its ending and heartbreaking love story, is Celine Dion's iconic song "My Heart Will Go On." The song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1997 and won several Grammy Awards including: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
4. "Moon River"
- Performed By: Audrey Hepburn
- Film: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Melodrama at its finest! Breakfast at Tiffany's is a cinema classic for numerous reasons and one of those is the iconic song from its soundtrack, "Moon River." Written by Johnny Mercer and produced by Henry Mancini, "Moon River" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1961 and two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1962.
5. "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)"
- Performed By: Brad Kane and Lea Salonga (during the movie)
- Film: Aladdin
Written by Tim Rice and produced by Alan Menken, "A Whole New World" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1992 and the Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television as well as for Song of the Year in 1993. The official Aladdin soundtrack also features the song as performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle.
6. "Colors Of The Wind"
- Performed By: Judy Kuhn
- Film: Pocahontas
"Colors of the Wind" is the theme song of Disney's #Pocahontas. Written by Stephen Shwartz and Alan Menken, the song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1995 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Movie.
7. "Under The Sea"
- Performed By: Samuel E. Wright
- Film: The Little Mermaid
What would become one of the most recognizable songs from a #Disney animated feature, "Under The Sea" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1989, followed by the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
8. "Beauty And The Beast"
- Performed By: Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson
- Film: Beauty and the Beast
The classic song won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1991 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 1992. It's pop iteration by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
9. "Last Dance"
- Performed By: Donna Summer
- Film: Thank God It's Friday
Written by Paul Jabara and produced by legendary composer Girogio Moroder and Bob Etsy, "Last Dance" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1978 and the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
What is your favorite movie song? Let us know in the comments below!