The 24th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS; they were held at the Grosvenor House, London

The Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Wuthering Heights
Written by Kate Bush
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Baker Street – WINNER
Written by Gerry Rafferty
Published by Island Music Ltd – Belfern Music

Can’t Smile Without You
Written by Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Published by Dick James Music Ltd

The Best Pop Song

Baker Street – WINNER
Written by Gerry Rafferty
Published by Island Music Ltd – Belfern Music

Wuthering Heights
Written by Kate Bush
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Night Fever
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Published by RSO Publishing Ltd

The Best Theme from a Radio or Television Production

Fawlty Towers
Composed by Dennis Wilson

Lillie – WINNER
Composed by Joseph Horovitz
Published by Standard Music Ltd

Hong Kong Beat
Composed by Richard Denton and Martin Cook
Published by Air Chrysalis Music Publishers Ltd – Marksmen Music Publishers Ltd

The Best Film Score

The Silent Witness – WINNER
Composed by Alan Hawkshaw
Published by Alan Hawkshaw Music Ltd – Heath Levy Music Co. Ltd

Watership Down
Composed by Angela Morley, Mike Batt and Malcolm Williamson
Published by April Music Ltd – Watership Productions Ltd

The 39 Steps
Composed by Ed Welch
Published by United Artists Music Ltd

The Best Film Song

Grease
Written by Barry Gibb
Published by RSO Publishing Ltd

Bright Eyes – WINNER
Written by Mike Batt
Published by April Music Ltd – Watership Productions Ltd

Stayin’ Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Published by RSO Publishing Ltd

The Outstanding British Lyric

Railway Hotel
Written by Mike Batt
Published by April Music Ltd – Batt Songs Ltd

Baker Street
Written by Gerry Rafferty
Published by Island Music Ltd – Belfern Music

The Man With The Child In His Eyes – WINNER
Written by Kate Bush
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd – Kate Bush Music Ltd

The Best Instrumental or Popular Orchestral Work

Dr. Who
Composed by Ron Grainer
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Song For Guy – WINNER
Composed by Elton John
Published by Big Pig Music Ltd

Heartsong
Composed by Gordon Giltrap
Published by Essex Music International Ltd

The International Hit of the Year

Stayin’ Alive – WINNER
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Published by RSO Publishing Ltd

It’s A Heartache
Written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe
Published by Mighty Music – RAK Publishing Ltd

Dreadlock Holiday
Written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
Published by St. Annes Music Ltd

The Most Performed Work

Mull of Kintyre
Written by Paul McCartney
Published by McCartney Music

The Floral Dance
Written by Kate Moss
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Night Fever – WINNER
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Published by RSO Publishing Ltd

The Best Selling ‘A’ Side

Rat Trap
Written by Bob Geldof
Released and Published in the UK by Sewer Fire Hits – Zomba Management & Publishing Ltd – Ensign Records

Night Fever – WINNER
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Released and Published in the UK by RSO Publishing Ltd – RSO Records

Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs
Written by Michael Coleman and Brian Burke
Released and Published in the UK by Great Northern Songs – EMI Music Publishing Ltd – Pye Records Ltd

The Best British Musical

Evita
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Published in the UK by Evita Music Ltd

Award for Outstanding Services to British Music

George Martin

Special Award for Services to British Songwriters

Victor Knight

Special Award for their Contribution to British Music

Jeff Lynne

Songwriters of the Year

Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb


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