Candle on the Water (song)
"Candle on the Water" is a torch song written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn from Walt Disney Pictures' live-action/animated film Pete's Dragon. It is sung by Helen Reddy, who plays Nora in the film, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song in 1977, though it lost to "You Light Up My Life".
In 1989, Kenny Loggins, who plays the protagonist Nicholas Nickleby, covered the song from Charles Dickens' film Nicholas Nickleby though the 1978 musical of the same name. It reached the two number one charts on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary and earned Grammy Awards Song for the Year in 1990 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song in 1990, though it lost to "Wind Beneath My Wings".