Best Songs? I don’t know…I’m just not crazy about any Oscar winning songs in movies during the seventies (well maybe Shaft –Isaac Hayes did an awesome performance of his song during the April 10, 1972 Oscar Awards night). When I think of the early seventies I think of disaster movies like The Poseidon Adventure or The Towering Inferno. At the end of the decade we had Jaws and Star Wars. Disappointed in the movie songs I started paying more attention to the scoring of the music in the movies. The most memorable scores for me were the ones by John Williams. John Williams was nominated ten times for his music scores in the seventies with three wins for: Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws and Star Wars. Best songs and John Williams scores are listed below asterisk denotes wins for Williams. Which are your movie favorites of the seventies songs or scores?
1970-1979 Best Songs
1970 For All We Know from Lovers and Other Strangers ABC Pictures music by Fred Karlin Lyrics by Robb Royer and James Griffin aka Robb Wilson and Arthur James.
1971 Theme from Shaft from the movie Shaft MGM music and Lyrics by Isaac Hayes
1972 The Morning After from The Poseidon Adventure 20th Century Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
1973The Way We Were from the movie The Way We Were music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
1974 We May Never Love Like This Again from The Towering Inferno 20th Century. Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
1975 I’m Easy from Nashville ABC Weintraub-Altman Paramount music and lyrics by Keith Carradine
1976 Evergreen from the movie A Star is Born Barwood/Peters-First Artists Warner Brothers. Music by Barbara Streisand. Lyrics by Paul Williams.
1977 You Light Up My Life from the movie You Light Up My Life – Session Company, Columbia. Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks.
1978 Last Dance from the movie Thank God It’s Friday Casablanca-Motown, Columbia. Music and Lyrics by Paul Jabara
1979 It Goes Like it Goes from the movie Norma Rae 20th Century. Music by David Shire Lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
1970’s Original Song Scores-John Williams
*1971 Fiddler on the Roof Mirish-Cartier UA(Best Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation )
1972 Images Hemdale-Lion’s Gate Films Columbia- Original Dramatic Score
1972 The Poseidon Adventure, Irwin Allen 20th Century Fox- Original Dramatic Score
1973 Cinderella Liberty Sanford Prod., 20th Century Fox- Original Dramatic Score
1973 Tom Sawyer-, Jacobs, Reader’s Digest UA (Best Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation) Richard & Robert Sherman and John Williams
1974 The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen 20th Century Fox/Warner Bros. (Dramatic Score)
*1975 Jaws, Zanuck/Brown Universal (Original Score)
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Columbia (Original Score)
*1977 Star Wars 20th Century Fox (Original Score)
1978 Superman, Dovemead, Salkind, Warner Bros. (Original Score)