‘Shallow’ & More: All 17 Best Original Song Oscar Winners to Hit No. 1 On the Hot 100

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The ballad is the primary track to double-up since Eminem's 'Lose Yourself.'

As Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated March 9), the ballad from A Star Is Born joins a choose group of songs which have each received the Academy Award for finest authentic track and topped the Hot 100.

While the Academy started awarding finest authentic track in 1934, Billboard launched the Hot 100 in 1958. In the chart's 60-year historical past, solely 17 songs have hit No. 1 and likewise received finest authentic track honors.

B.J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" turned the primary track to carry the excellence. The observe, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, spent 4 weeks at No. 1 in January 1970 earlier than successful the Oscar that April (reflecting the 1969 12 months in movie).

Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Warnes are the one artists who've achieved the feat twice. Streisand received finest authentic track for the title track from "The Way We Were" in 1974 and "Evergreen," from an earlier adaptation of A Star Is Born, in 1976. Warnes received for "Up Where We Belong" (with Joe Cocker) from An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982 and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (with Bill Medley) from Dirty Dancing in 1987.

While the 1970s and 1980s have been a heyday for finest authentic track winners topping the Hot 100, the double domination turned far much less frequent starting within the 1990s. That decade, solely two songs earned the honors, adopted by one every within the 2000s and now the 2010s. The 16-year hole between Eminem's "Lose Yourself" and "Shallow" is the longest between songs which have claimed each honors.

In chronological order, listed here are all 17 songs which have doubled up atop the Hot 100 and on the Oscars. Note that finest authentic track is a songwriters' award; under, each songwriters and recording artists are listed. As such, Gaga is the primary feminine artist to have written and carried out a Hot 100-topping finest authentic track winner since Irene Cara in 1983.


Oscar-winning 12 months, Artist, Title (Weeks at No. 1, Peak date)

1969, B.J. Thomas, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (four weeks, starting Jan. three, 1970)
From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David)

1971, Isaac Hayes, "Theme From Shaft" (2 weeks, Nov. 20, 1971)
From Shaft (music & lyrics by Isaac Hayes)

1972, Maureen McGovern, "The Morning After" (2 weeks, Aug. four, 1973)
From The Poseidon Adventure (music & lyrics by Joel Hirschhorn & Al Kasha)

1973, Barbra Streisand, "The Way We Were" (three weeks, Feb. 2, 1974)
From The Way We Were (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman)

1976, Barbra Streisand, "Evergreen" (three weeks, March 5, 1977)
From A Star Is Born (music by Barbra Streisand, lyrics by Paul Williams)

1977, Debby Boone, "You Light Up My Life" (10 weeks, Oct. 15, 1977)
From You Light Up My Life (music & lyrics by Joseph Brooks)

1981, Christopher Cross, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (three weeks, Oct. 17, 1981)
From Arthur (music & lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross & Carole Bayer Sager)

1982, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong" (three weeks, Nov. 6, 1982)
From An Officer and a Gentleman (music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie, lyrics by Will Jennings)

1983, Irene Cara, "Flashdance…What a Feeling" (6 weeks, May 28, 1983)
From Flashdance (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Irene Cara & Keith Forsey)

1984, Stevie Wonder, "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (three weeks, Oct. 13, 1984)
From The Woman in Red (music & lyrics by Stevie Wonder)

1985, Lionel Richie, "Say You, Say Me" (four weeks, Dec. 21, 1985)
From White Nights (music & lyrics by Lionel Richie)

1986, Berlin, "Take My Breath Away" (1 week, Sept. 13, 1986)
From Top Gun (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Tom Whitlock)

1987, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (1 week, Nov. 28, 1987)
From Dirty Dancing (music by John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz & Franke Previte, lyrics by Frank Previte)

1992, Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, "A Whole New World" (1 week, March 6, 1993)
From Aladdin (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice)

1997, Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" (2 weeks, Feb. 28, 1998)
From Titanic (music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings)

2002, Eminem "Lose Yourself" (12 weeks, Nov. 9, 2002)
From eight Mile (music by Jeff bass, Eminem & Luis Resto, lyrics by Eminem)

2019, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, "Shallow" (1 week thus far, March 9, 2019)
From A Star Is Born (music & lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt & Anthony Rossomando)