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The Best Original Song Oscar Winners of All Time


Normally 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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