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The UK’s Top 100 Hymns

In 2013 Songs of Praise conducted a nationwide survey. Tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite. From a list of one hundred hymns, here is the order in which they rank:

1. How Great Thou Art

2. In Christ Alone

3. Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord

4. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

5. Here I Am, Lord (I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky)

6. And Can It Be

7. Abide With Me

8. Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer/Jehova

9. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

10. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended

11. Jerusalem

12. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

13. Shine Jesus Shine (Lord, The Light Of Your Love Is Shining)

14. Love Divine, All Love Excelling

15. Be Thou My Vision

16. Amazing Grace

17. I Vow To Thee My Country

18. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

19. What A Friend We have In Jesus

20. Thine Be The Glory

21. To God Be The Glory

22. Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

23. Be Still, My Soul

24. How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

25. Will Your Anchor Hold In The Storms Of Life

26. Psalm 23 (by Stuart Townend)

27. O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

28. Lord, For The Years

29. Lord Of All Hopefulness

30. The Servant King

31. O Jesus, I Have Promised

32. Blessed Assurance

33. All Things Bright And Beautiful

34. The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want

35. King Of Kings, Majesty

36. Just As I Am

37. Beauty For Brokenness

38. Lord Of The Dance

39. There Is A Redeemer

40. My Song Is Love Unknown

41. My Jesus, My Saviour

42. Eternal Father, Strong To Save

43. Here I Am To Worship (Light Of The World)

44. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

45. Angel-Voices Ever Singing

46. How Great Is Our God

47. Before The Throne Of God

48. Here Is Love, Vast As The Ocean

49. Morning Has Broken

50. The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

In Heavenly Love Abiding

51. At The Name Of Jesus

Tell Out My Soul

Nearer My God To Thee

Lord, Jesus Christ (Living Lord)

Give Me Joy In My Heart

52. Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant

53. I’ll Go In The Strength Of The Lord

54. Soul Of My Saviour

55. Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning

56. For All The Saints

All People That On Earth Do Dwell

57. O Happy Day

58. The Church’s One Foundation

59. He Who Would Valiant Be

I Cannot Tell

60. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

61. How Shall I Sing That Majesty

Crown Him With Many Crowns

62. Take My Life

Lead Kindly Light

63. Mine Eyes have Seen The Glory

64. I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

65. Now Thank We All Our God

66. There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy

67. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

68. Come Down, O Love Divine

69. Who Would True Valour See

All Creatures Of Our God And King

70. Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer

71. All My Hope On God Is Founded

72. Lead Us, Heavenly Father

73. Christ Be Our Light

74. For The Beauty Of The Earth

75. Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation

Hail, Redeemer, King Divine

76. Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

77. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart

78. We Cannot Measure How You Heal

79. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

80. Ye Servants Of God

81. O God, Our Help In Ages Past

82. Praise To The Holiest In The Height

83. O Worship The King All Glorious Above

84. Like A Mighty River Flowing

Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

85. Lord, Enthroned In Heavenly Splendour

86. Sing Of The Lord’s Goodness

87. O When The Saints

88. God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

The top ten hymns featured in a special edition of the Songs of Praise Big Sing that was broadcast on Sunday 27th October 2013.

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Academy Award Music

List of winners and nominees








Year Winning
1990 Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” — Dick Tracy
– Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
1991 Beauty and the Beast” — Beauty and the Beast
– Music: Alan Menken • Lyrics: Howard Ashman (posthumous recognition)
1992 A Whole New World” — Aladdin
– Music: Alan Menken • Lyrics: Tim Rice
1993 Streets of Philadelphia” — Philadelphia
– Music and Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
1994 Can You Feel the Love Tonight” — The Lion King
– Music: Elton John • Lyrics: Tim Rice
1995 Colors of the Wind” — Pocahontas
– Music: Alan Menken • Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
1996 You Must Love Me” — Evita
– Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber • Lyrics: Tim Rice
1997 My Heart Will Go On” — Titanic
– Music: James Horner • Lyrics: Will Jennings
1998 When You Believe” — The Prince of Egypt
– Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
1999 You’ll Be in My Heart” — Tarzan
– Music and Lyrics: Phil Collins


Year Winning
2000 Things Have Changed” — Wonder Boys
– Music and Lyrics: Bob Dylan
2001 If I Didn’t Have You” — Monsters, Inc.
– Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman
2002 Lose Yourself” — 8 Mile
– Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass, and Luis Resto • Lyrics: Eminem
2003 Into the West” — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
– Music and Lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox
2004 Al otro lado del río” — The Motorcycle Diaries
– Music and Lyrics: Jorge Drexler
2005 It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” — Hustle & Flow
– Music and Lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul (Juicy J & DJ Paul are members of Three 6 Mafia. Frayser Boy has collaborated with Three 6 Mafia but is not a member.)
2006 I Need to Wake Up” — An Inconvenient Truth
– Music and Lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
2007 Falling Slowly” — Once
– Music and Lyrics: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
2008 Jai Ho” — Slumdog Millionaire
– Music: A. R. Rahman • Lyrics: Gulzar
2009 The Weary Kind” — Crazy Heart
– Music and Lyrics: Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett


Year Winning
2010 We Belong Together” — Toy Story 3
– Music and Lyrics: Randy Newman
2011 Man or Muppet” — The Muppets
– Music and Lyrics: Bret McKenzie
2012 Skyfall” — Skyfall
– Music and Lyrics: Adele and Paul Epworth
2013 Let It Go” — Frozen
– Music and Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Note: A nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone“, from the film of the same name, was revoked prior to voting when the Academy concluded that composer Bruce Broughton‘s promotional campaign was inconsistent with promotional regulations.[13]


Most awards won[edit]

Number of nominations in parentheses

Multiple-winning songs[edit]

Several songs that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song have also ended up winning the various Award ceremonies, such as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song; and most notably, the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, an accolade presented by the Grammy Awards (for the most outstanding achievements in music).

These songs include, “The Windmills of Your Mind” (1968), “The Way We Were” (1973), “I’m Easy” (1975), “Evergreen” (1976), “You Light Up My Life” (1977), “Last Dance” (1978), “Fame” (1980), “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (1981), “Up Where We Belong” (1982), “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (1983), “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984), “Say You, Say Me” (1985), “Take My Breath Away” (1986), “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (1987), “Under the Sea” (1989), “A Whole New World” (1992), “Streets of Philadelphia” (1993), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (1994), “Colors of the Wind” (1995), “You Must Love Me” (1996), “When You Believe” (1998), “You’ll Be in My Heart” (1999), “Into the West” (2003), “The Weary Kind” (2009) and “Skyfall” (2012) and Let it Go (2013 ).

My Heart Will Go On” (1997) is the only Academy Award for Best Original Song to also win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Another Academy Award for Best Original Song winner “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, but managed to win the Best Song Written for Visual Media as well as Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals aside from winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Celine Dion sang the lead vocals on both songs. Skyfall (2012) is the only Brit Award winning song to win an Academy Award.

The song “White Christmas” went on to become one of the biggest selling singles of all time.

Female winners[edit]

Dorothy Fields was the first female songwriter to win the Best Original Song Oscar. She wrote the lyrics for the 1936 winner “The Way You Look Tonight” (music by Jerome Kern) sung by Fred Astaire in the film Swing Time. It was thirty-two years before a second woman was honored, Marilyn Bergman, who co-wrote with husband Alan the lyrics for “Windmills of Your Mind” (music Michel Legrand) from The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968. Alan & Marilyn Bergman also wrote the lyrics of 1973 winner “The Way We Were” (music Marvin Hamlisch) from the film of the same name (and the lyrics for the film musical Yentl, which won the Oscar in a different category, Best Original Song Score, in 1983).

Female winners since then:

Foreign-language song winners[edit]


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The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music

The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music is a selection of classical works recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor David Parry.[2] This recording was made in September 2009 at Abbey Road Studios, Royal Festival Hall and Henry Wood Hall in London. The result was solely for the digital market. This is the very first time a classical collection is recorded for digital release only and was 13th place on the Billboard classical music chart with more than 135,000 units sold (and counting).

  1. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”: I. Allegro Con Brio
  2. Antonio VivaldiThe Four Seasons, Op. 8, “Spring”: Allegro
  3. Samuel BarberAdagio for Strings
  4. Richard WagnerThe Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries
  5. Frédéric ChopinNocturne No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 9
  6. Johann PachelbelCanon In D Major
  7. Carl OrffCarmina Burana: O Fortuna
  8. Johann Sebastian BachOrchestral suites No. 3 In D Major, BWV 1068: Air
  9. Gustav HolstThe Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  10. Claude DebussySuite bergamasque, L 75: Clair de Lune
  11. Giuseppe VerdiNabucco: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va’, Pensiero, Sull’ali Dorate)
  12. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 21 In C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
  13. Johann Sebastian BachBrandenburg Concertos No. 3 In G Major, BWV 1048: Allegro
  14. Jules MassenetThaïs: Meditation
  15. Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 9 In E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”: II. Largo
  16. Johann Strauss IIOn the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  17. Johannes BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5 In G Minor
  18. Piotr Ilyich TchaikovskySwan Lake Suite, Op. 20: Scene
  19. Erik SatieGymnopédie No. 1
  20. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRequiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa Dies Illa
  21. Ludwig van BeethovenBagatelle In A Minor, WoO 59, “Für Elise”
  22. Edward ElgarPomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: Land of Hope and Glory
  23. Georges BizetCarmen Suite No. 2: Habanera
  24. Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral”: Ode an Die Freude
  25. Jacques OffenbachThe Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
  26. Remo GiazottoAdagio In G Minor for Strings and Organ (after T. Albinoni)
  27. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade No. 13 In G Major, K. 525, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”: I. Allegro
  28. Gioachino RossiniThe Barber of Seville: Overture
  29. Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27:2, “Moonlight Sonata”: Adagio Sostenuto
  30. Bedřich SmetanaMá Vlast (My Fatherland): Vltava (The Moldau River)
  31. Luigi BoccheriniString Quintet In e Major, Op. 13: Minuet (Mislabeled – Should be Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275): Minuet)
  32. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony No. 40 In G Minor, K. 550: I. Allegro Molto
  33. Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72
  34. Charles GounodAve Maria (after J.S. Bach)
  35. Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op. 26
  36. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K. 331: Rondo: Alla Turca
  37. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThe Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
  38. George Frideric HandelThe Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  39. Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  40. Gabriel FauréPavane
  41. Johann Sebastian BachDouble Concerto In D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043: Vivace
  42. Georges BizetL’Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Prelude
  43. Johann Strauss IRadetzky March, Op. 228
  44. Ludwig van BeethovenEgmont, Op. 84: Overture
  45. Stanley MyersCavatina
  46. Arcangelo CorelliConcerto Grosso No. 8 In G Minor, Op. 6, “Christmas Concerto”: Allegro
  47. Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise, Op. 34
  48. Giuseppe VerdiMessa Da Requiem: Dies Irae – Tuba Mirum
  49. Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5: Adagietto