The 25th 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

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

The Logical Song – WINNER
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd

We Don’t Talk Anymore
Written by Alan Tarney
Published by ATV Music Ltd

The Best Pop Song

Video Killed the Radio Star
Written by Bruce Woolley, Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes
Published by Carlin Music Corporation – Island Music Ltd

Off the Wall
Written by Rodney Temperton
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd

I Don’t Like Mondays – WINNER
Written by Bob Geldof
Published by Sewer Fire Hits – Zomba Management & Publishing Ltd

The Best Theme from a Radio or Television Production

Secret Army
Written by Robert Farnon
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Shoestring
Written by George Fenton
Published by Eaton Music Ltd

Nunc Dimittis – WINNER
Written by Geoffrey Burgon
Published by J&W Chester – Edition Willhelm Hansen London Ltd

The Best Film Song, Theme or Score

Caravans – WINNER
Written by Mike Batt
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

Music Machine
Written by Leslie Hurdle and Frank Ricotti
Published by Bruton Music Ltd

Yanks
Written by Richard Rodney Bennett
Published by United Artists Music Ltd

The Outstanding British Lyric

He Was Beautiful
Written by Cleo Laine
Published by Robbins Music Corporation Ltd

I Don’t Like Mondays – WINNER
Written by Bob Geldof
Published by Sewer Fire Hits – Zomba Management & Publishing Ltd

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

The Best Instrumental or Popular Orchestral Work

War of the Worlds – WINNER
Written by Jeff Wayne and Gary Osborne
Published by April Music Ltd – Jeff Wayne Music Ltd – Leeds Music Ltd

The Valley of Swords
Written by Mike Batt
Published by April Music Ltd – Batt Songs Ltd

African Sanctus
Written by David Fanshawe
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

The International Hit of the Year

Too Much Heaven
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice GIbb
Published by Chappell Music Ltd

We Don’t Talk Anymore – WINNER
Written by Alan Tarney
Published by ATV Music Ltd

I Don’t Like Mondays
Written by Bob Geldof
Published by Sewer Fire Hits – Zomba Management & Publishing Ltd

The Most Performed Work

We Don’t Talk Anymore
Written by Alan Tarney
Published by ATV Music Ltd

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

Cavatina
Written by Stanley Myers
Published by Roobbins Music Corporation Ltd

The Best Selling ‘A’ Side

I Don’t Like Mondays
Written by Bob Geldof
Released and Published in the UK by Sewer Fire Hits – Zomba Management & Publishing Ltd – Ensign Records

Another Brick in the Wall
Written by Roger Waters
Released and Published in the UK by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd – Harvest Records

Bright Eyes – WINNER
Written by Mike Batt
Released and Published in the UK by April Music Ltd – Watership Productions Ltd – CBS Records

The Best British Musical

Songbook – WINNER
Written by Monty Norman and Julian More
Published by ATV Music Ltd

A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
Written by Dick Vosburgh and Frank Lazarus
Published by The Sparta Florida Music Group Ltd

Award for Outstanding Services to British Music

Robert Mayer

Songwriter of the Year

Ben Findon

Special Award for International Achievement

Paul McCartney

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

Edgar Yipsel Harburg and Jimmy Kennedy


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