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Which have been the winning songs from the Critics Choice Awards?

We review those musical themes that managed to win an award.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing at the 2019 Oscars gala

These songs have received awards thus enhancing the value of their film. Photo: YT-Lady Gaga

LatinAmerican Post | Theoscar Mogollón González

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It is no secret to anyone that the Critics Choice Awards are one of the most important events during the film and television awards season. Precisely, this is usually a good thermometer that serves as the perfect prelude to the Oscars. Since 1996, the Film Broadcasting Critics Association has organized this ceremony, with more than 200 television, radio, and film critics from the United States and Canada.

Among so many categories to be awarded, the one for Best Song stands out. We all know that music is that indispensable guest in all kinds of productions because a good song can turn a scene or moment into something unforgettable. It should be noted that this award began to be awarded in its fourth edition (1999), since then it has been a fixed and fundamental category for the aspirations not only of artists but also of film producers themselves.

As we know that you are passionate about different musical styles, here we bring you those songs that conquered this distinction, thus enhancing the value of your film. As a curious fact, on two occasions there have been ties in this category.

Glasgow (2020)

Wild Rose told the story of Rose-Lynne, a girl whose dream was to leave Glasgow to become a country singer. This theme is performed by Jessie Buckley.

Love Me Again (2020)

Taron Egerton put himself in Elton John's shoes for the film Rocketman, a film based on the life of the British singer .

Shallow (2019)

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper not only starred in A Star Is Born, but they also performed one of the best songs of that year. Sublime!

Remember me (2018)

Coco is one of the animated films that left a great variety of themes since music was the main protagonist. This version had different presentations, such as Benjamin Bratt or Gael García Bernal in a more pop version with Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade.

City of Stars (2017)

The musical La La Land left us great themes throughout its plot, one of them was performed by its actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

See You Again (2016)

An emotional piece of music by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa for the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious saga, which also served as a tribute to the late actor and protagonist, Paul Walker.

Glory (2015)

A great song that mixes the styles of John Legend and Common. He was present in Selma, a historical film that recounts Martin Luther King's battle to ensure everyone's right to vote.

Let it go (2014)

Without a doubt, the Disney song par excellence in recent years. Frozen left this wonderful piece interpreted by Idina Menzel, and that in Latin America is heard in the voice of Carmen Sarahí.

Skyfall (2013)

Considered the best subject of all the films of the mythical secret agent 007. His interpreter? The spectacular Adele.

Life's a happy song (2012)

The Muppets franchise had its film on the big screen and had Amy Adams and Jason Segel as the interpreters of this great song.

If I rise (2011)

Dido's captivating voice teamed up with the talents of composer AR Rahman to form this piece that was featured on 127 Hours , starring James Franco.

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The Weary Kind (2010)

This was the title track of the movie Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges who acted as a country singer who falls in love with a young journalist, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Wrestler (2009)

This musical piece was commissioned by Bruce Springsteen for The Wrestler, a dramatic film about a professional wrestler starring the great Mickey Rourke.

Falling Slowly (2008)

Eleven was a romantic film originally from Ireland that told the story of two musicians: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. A great theme to remember.

Listen (2007)

The musical drama Dreamgirls had several stars such as Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, and Beyoncé herself, who was in charge of putting her touch on this song.

Hustle & Flow (2006)

This independent film featured the leading role of Terrence Howard, who in turn performed several songs for this story full of a lot of rap.

Old habits die hard (2005)

A great work by Mick Jagger for the film Alfie, a romantic comedy starring Jude Law and Marisa Tomei.

A Mighty Wind (2004)

It was a film with fictional events presented as a documentary on folk music. The album reached the top 20 on the Billboards.

Lose Yourself (2003)

8 Mile will always be remembered for Eminem's big screen debut. The film tells autobiographical elements of the singer's life and his beginnings in music.

May It Be (2002)

Enya's voice, without a doubt, took us to Middle Earth, where The Lord of the Rings was developed .

Vanilla Sky (2002)

The great Paul McCartney led the soundtrack of the science fiction film starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Díaz.

My funny friend and me (2001)

Sting gave us a great piece of music that many must still remember from the animated film The Emperor's New Groove.

Music of my heart (2000)

Gloria Estefan and the well-remembered group NSYNC participated in this collaboration. The eponymous film featured Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, and Gloria herself as to its leads.

When you believe (1999)

Portrayed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, this was the main theme of the animated film The Prince of Egypt.