Let The River Run

Album: Working Girl Soundtrack (1988)
Charted: 49
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  • Simon wrote this for the movie Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver. In 1989, it won both an Oscar and a Grammy for Best Song From A Movie. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Simon has described this song as an "anthem with a jungle beat." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Robbie - Elizabethtown, KY
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 29th 1989, at the 61st Academy Awards ceremonies "Let the River Run" won the Oscar for 'Best Original Song'*...
    * The other two nominees were "Two Hearts" from the movie 'Buster' and "Calling You" from the film 'Bagdad Cafe'.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis was the first of only two songs to have won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy while being composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist (the other being "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen from Philadelphia).
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThe song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhHey, how does Carly Simon manage to look so incredibly sexy dressed in a black coat that completely covers her up. You clearly see the Twin Towers behind on the New York lower Manhattan skyline.
  • Robin from Bolton, United KingdomOn Carly's website, it says that she found inspiration for the lyrics by first reading the original script, and then by the poems of Walt Whitman. Musically, she wanted to write a hymn to New York with a contemporary jungle beat under it, so as to juxtapose those opposites in a compelling way.
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