Completed List of Songs and Soundtracks
Paul Francis Webster
Photos with Paul Francis Webster
In 1935 Twentieth Century Fox signed him to a contract to write lyrics for Shirley Temple’s films, but shortly afterward he went back to freelance writing. His first hit was a collaboration in 1941 with Duke Ellington on the song “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)”.
After 1950, Webster worked mostly for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He won two Academy Awards in collaboration with Sammy Fain, in 1953 and 1955, and another with Johnny Mandel in 1965. Altogether, sixteen of his songs received Academy Award nominations; among lyricists, he is second only to Johnny Mercer, who was nominated eighteen times, in number of nominations. In addition, a large number of his songs became major hits on the popular music charts.
He is the most successful songwriter of the 1950s on the U.K. charts. In 1967 he was asked to write the famed lyrics for the Spider-Man theme song of the television cartoon. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
Albums by Paul Francis Webster
Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band (Remastered)
Together Again! (Remastered)
Sarah - Dedicated to You (Remastered)
Illuminate: Live at 35
The Greatest Hits from the Musicals
The Toast of Hollywood
Annie's Songs, Vol. I (feat. The Unforgettable Music of Anne Albritton)
Famous Arias and Songs