Oscar Winner

The first time an Academy Award was presented for Best Original Song was in 1934 and in 1937 the award went to Harry Owens for his song, Sweet Leilani, featured in the movie Waikiki Wedding staring Bing Crosby. The song as sung by Bing and it became one of the biggest hits of 1937. Leilani is a popular Hawaiian name and Harry wrote the song in honor of his new baby daughter. The song was also featured in the 1938 movie, Cocoanut Grove. Other girls name songs that have won the Oscar include Mona Lisa, written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, and Gigi, written by Frederick Loewe and Alan Lerner.

Learn about other songs with female names in the title or lyrics at www.GirlsNameSongs.com with the song List page with over 2,200 songs!

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