The Best Original Song Oscar Winners of All Time

oscarNormally by this time in January I'd have already launched my little Oscar pool. Here are the results from the last three years.

As you see, it very quickly went from twelve participants in 2004 to 99 last year. Truth be told, I'm not sure I have the time or want to exert that energy it will take to manage a 100+ person Oscar pool this year. I'd rather save all that energy for our annual NHL playoff pool.

While I sit on the fence and think about whether I'm hosting a pool this year or not, I'm going through the list of Academy Award winners for best original song. For the most part, the tunes are pretty darn weak. Here are my ten favourites.

  • "Over the Rainbow" - The Wizard of Oz
  • "When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio
  • "White Christmas" - Holiday Inn
  • "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" - Song of the South
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • "Theme from Shaft" - Shaft
  • "Let the River Run" - Working Girl
  • "Streets of Philadelphia" - Philadelphia
  • "Lose Yourself" - 8 Mile
  • "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow

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If this site truly is for family and friends, then lets keep the pool alive with 20 or less.

Why do you have to let everyone in on the action?

January 28, 2007 @ 2:03 PM

Mike Boon

I suppose we could do a friends and family only pool.

To clarify though, this site is for anyone who wants to visit, I'm just writing for myself and you guys, that's the big 2007 difference.

January 28, 2007 @ 2:07 PM

Coach Carter

I've played for the past 2 years and Mike and I aren’t even acquaintances. I think Ryan is scared to lose, that’s right I said it.

January 28, 2007 @ 4:24 PM

Mike Boon

Ok, maybe I do it up for friends, family and the regulars like good ol' Coach Carter.

I'll deem people pool-worthy... or not.

January 28, 2007 @ 4:32 PM


What? No Oscar pool? But I've been looking forward to it since 2006.

January 29, 2007 @ 10:46 AM


What? No Oscar pool? But I've been looking forward to it since 2006.

January 29, 2007 @ 10:46 AM

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