The 33rd Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS on 7th April 1988 at the Grosvenor House, London

Best Contemporary Song

Never Gonna Give You Up
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
Published by All Boys Music Ltd

You Win Again – WINNER
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Published by Gibb Bros Music – Warner Chappell Music Ltd

What Have I Done to Deserve This
Written by Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant and Allee Willis
Published by 10 Music Ltd – Cage Music Ltd – MCA Music Ltd

Best Song Musically and Lyrically

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd

Throwing It All Away
Written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Michael Rutherford
Published by Anthony Banks Ltd – Philip Collins Ltd – Michael Rutherford Ltd – Hit & Run Music Publishing
Ltd

Something Inside So Strong – WINNER
Written by Labi Siffre
Published by Empire Music Ltd – Xavier Music Ltd

Best Selling ‘A’ Side

Never Gonna Give You Up – WINNER
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
Released and Published in the UK by All Boys Music Ltd – RCA/BMG Records

You Win Again
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Released and Published in the UK by Gibb Bros Music – Warner Chappell Music Ltd – WEA Records

China in Your Hand
Written by Carol Decker and Ronald Rogers
Released and Published in the UK by Media International 5 Publishing Ltd – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd – Siren Records

Outstanding Services to British Music

David Heneker

Best Theme from a Television or Radio Production

Neighbours
Written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent
Published by Mr. & Mrs. Music – Dejamus Ltd

My Family and Other Animals
Written by Daryl Runswick
Published by ABKCO Music Ltd – Bucks Music Ltd

Fortunes of War – WINNER
Written by Richard Holmes
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Most Performed Work

Respectable
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
Published by All Boys Music Ltd

Never Gonna Give You Up – WINNER
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
Published by All Boys Music Ltd

Living in a Box
Written by Marcus Vere and Steve Pigott
Published by Empire Music Ltd – Brampton Music Ltd

International Hit of the Year

It’s a Sin
Written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant
Published by 10 Music Ltd – Cage Music Ltd

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd

Never Gonna Give You Up – WINNER
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
Published by All Boys Music Ltd

Best Film Score Theme or Song

Living Daylights
Written by John Barry and Pal Waaktaar
Published by Blackwood Music Inc – United Lion Music C0 (Administered by SBK Songs Ltd)

Cry Freedom – WINNER
Written by George Fenton and Jonas Gwangwa
Published by MCA Music Ltd

Theme from Castaway
Written by Stanley Myers
Published by Cannon Music Ltd

The Jimmy Kennedy Award

Norman Newell

Songwriters of the Year

Matt Aitken, Mike Stock and Peter Waterman

Outstanding Contribution to British Music

Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb


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