The 31st Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS; they were held at the Grosvenor House, London

Best Contemporary Song

19
Written by Paul Hardcastle, Mike Oldfield, Bill Couturie and Jonas McCord
Published by Oval Music Ltd – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd

Money For Nothing
Written by Mark Knopfler and Sting
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd – Chariscourt Ltd

We Don’t Need Another Hero – WINNER
Written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd – Goodsingle Ltd – Warner Bros Music Ltd

Running Up That Hill
Written by Kate Bush
Published by Kate Bush Music Ltd

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Nikita – WINNER
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Published by Big Pig Music Ltd

I Want To Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones
Published by Warner Bros Music Ltd

Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes
Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd/ – 10 Music Ltd – Amusements Ltd

I Know Him So Well
Written by Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Published by Bocu Music Ltd – 3 Knights Ltd

The Best Theme from a Television or Radio Production

The Last Place on Earth
Written by Trevor Jones
Published by Island Visual Arts Ltd

Edge of Darkness – WINNER
Written by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen
Published by E.C Music – Chappell Music Ltd – Intersong Music Ltd

Eastenders
Written by Leslie Osborne and Simon May
Published by Lawrence Wright Music Co Ltd

The Best Film Theme or Song

We Don’t Need Another Hero – WINNER
Written by Graham Lyle and Terry Britten
Published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd – Goodsingle Ltd – Warner Bros Music Ltd

Hit That Perfect Beat
Written by John Foster, Steve Bronski and Larry Steinbachek
Published by Bronski Music Ltd – William A. Bong Ltd

A View to Kill
Written by Duran Duran and John Barry
Published by Tritec Music Ltd – CBS Songs Ltd

The Best British Musical

Me and My Girl – WINNER
Written by Reginald Armitage and Douglas Furber
Published by Noel Gay Music Co Ltd

Lennon
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Published by ATV Music Ltd

Mutiny
Written by David Essex and Richard Crane
Published by Mutiny Music

Most Performed Work

Easy Lover
Written by: Phillip Bailey, Phil Collins and Nathan East
Published by: Hit & Run Music Ltd – Warner Bros Music Ltd

Best Selling ‘A’ Side

I Know Him So Well – WINNER
Written by Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Published and Released in the UK by Bocu Music Ltd – 3 Knights Ltd

19
Written by Paul Hardcastle, Mike Oldfield, Bill Couturie and Jonas McCord
Published and Released in the UK by Oval Music Ltd – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd – Chrysalis Records

Easy Lover
Written by Phil Collins, Philip Bailey and Nathan East
Published and Released in the UK by Hit & Run Music Ltd – Warner Bros Music Ltd – CBS Records

International Hit of the Year

19 – WINNER
Written by Paul Hardcastle, Mike Oldfield, Bill Couturie and Jonas McCord
Published by Oval Music Ltd – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd

Shout
Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
Published by Virgin Music (Pub) Ltd – 10 Music Ltd

A View to Kill
Written by Duran Duran and John Barry
Published by Tritec Music Ltd – CBS Songs Ltd

The Jimmy Kennedy Award

Lionel Bart

Outstanding Services to British Music

Malcolm Arnold

Songwriter of the Year

Roland Orzabal

Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Elton John


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