Best Song

A quest to create a comprehensive look at all songs nominated for Best Original Song by year. Check back every Sunday for the latest entry.

1934 - "The Continental"
1935 - "The Lullaby of Broadway"
1936 - "The Way You Look Tonight"
1937 - "Sweet Leiulani"
1938 - "Thanks For the Memory"
1939 - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
1940 - "When You Wish Upon a Star"
1941 - "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
1942 - "White Christmas"
1943 - "You'll Never Know"
1944 - "Swinging on a Star"
1945 - "It Might as Well Be Spring"
1946 - "On the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe"
1947 - "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
1948 - "Buttons and Bows"
1949 - "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
1950 - "Mona Lisa"
1951 - "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
1952 - "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"
1953 - "Secret Love"
1954 - "Three Coins in the Fountain"
1955 - "Love is a Many Splendored Thing"
1956 - "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)"
1957 - "All the Way"
1958 - "Gigi"
1959 - "High Hopes"
1960 - "Never On Sunday"
1961 - "Moon River"
1962 - "The Days of Wine and Roses"
1963 - "Call Me Irresponsible"
1964 - "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
1965 - "The Shadow of Your Heart"
1966 - "Born Free"
1967 - "Talk to the Animals"
1968 - "The Windmills of Your Mind"
1969 - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
1970 - "For All We Know"
1971 - "Theme From Shaft"
1972 - "The Morning After"
1973 - "The Way We Were"
1974 - "We May Never Love Like This Again"
1975 - "I'm Easy"
1976 - "Evergreen (Theme From A Star is Born)"
1977 - "You Light Up My Life"
1978 - "Last Dance"
1979 - "It Goes Like It Goes"
1980 - "Fame"
1981 - "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)"
1982 - "Up Where We Belong"
1983 - "Flashdance... What a Feeling"
1984 - "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
1985 - "Say You Say Me"
1986 - "Take My Breath Away"
1987 - "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
1988 - "Let the River Run"
1989 - "Under the Sea"
1990 - "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
1991 - "Beauty and the Beast"
1992 - "A Whole New World"
1993 - "Streets of Philadelphia"
1994 - "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
1995 - "Colors of the Wind"

Here is the official rankings of the songs by order of preference:


Best Loser

A comprehensive list and ranking of the songs that were nominated but did not win. This is a list predicated on which song that was nominated I liked the best.

1. "The Green Leaves of Summer" - The Alamo (1960)
2. "That's Amore" - The Caddy (1953)
3. "A Town Without Pity" - A Town Without Pity (1961)
4. "The Rainbow Connection" - The Muppet Movie (1979)
5. "Somewhere Out There" - An American Tail (1986)
6. "The Circle of Life" - The Lion King (1994)
7. "The Man That Got Away" - A Star is Born (1954)
8. "Ben" - Ben (1972)
9. "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Toy Story (1995)
10. "Somewhere in My Memory" - Home Alone (1990)
11. "I Love to See You Smile" - Parenthood (1989)
12. "The Sweetheart Tree" - The Great Race (1965)
13. "Carioca" - Flying Down to Rio (1934)
14. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" - Buck Privates (1941)
15. "Nobody Does it Better" - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
16. "Out Here on My Own" - Fame (1980)
17. "Belle" - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
18. "Ghostbusters" - Ghostbusters (1984)
19. "Friend Like Me" - Aladdin (1992)
20. "Eye of the Tiger" - Rocky III (1982)
21. "Gonna Fly Now" - Rocky (1976)
22. "Charade" - Charade (1963)
23. "Pieces of Dreams" - Pieces of Dreams (1970)
24. "Wild is the Wind" - Wild is the Wind (1957) 
25. "(Love is) The Tender Trap" - The Tender Trap (1955) 
26. "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" -Mahogany (1975)
27. "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" - Yentl (1983)
28. "Pass That Peace Pipe" - Good News (1947)
29. "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old" - Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
30. "Cheek to Cheek" - Top Hat (1935)
31. "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" - Orchestra Wives (1942)
32. "Georgy Girl" - Georgy Girl (1966)
33. "The Trolley Song" - Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
34. "Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive" - Here Comes the Wave (1945)
35. "Again" - Poetic Justice (1993)
36. "Come Saturday Morning" - The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
37. "Cry Freedom" - Cry Freedom (1987)
38. "Live and Let Die" - Live and Let Die (1973)
39. "Blazing Saddles" - Blazing Saddles (1974)
40. "Life is What You Make It" - Koch (1971)
41. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" - Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
42. "Where Love Has Gone" - Where Love Has Gone (1964)
43. "Zing a Little Zong"  - Just For You (1952)
44. "Ready to Take a Chance Again" - Foul Play (1978)
45. "Walk on the Wild Side" - Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
46. "Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from Houseboat)" - Houseboat (1958)
47. "Build Me a Kiss to Dream On" - The Strip (1951)
48. "Separate Lives" - White Night (1985)
49. "Star!" - Star! (1968)
50. "Two Hearts" - Buster (1988)
51. "Wilhemina" - Wabash Avenue (1950)
52. "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" - Come to the Stable (1949)
53. "Waltzing in the Clouds" - Spring Parade (1940)
54. "Endless Love" - Endless Love (1981)
55. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" - The Young Land (1959)
56. "Ole Buttermilk Sky" - Canyon Passage (1946)
57. "Julie" - Julie (1956)
58. "Dust" - Under Western Stars (1938)
59. "The Woody Woodpecker Song" - Wet Blanket Policy (1948)
60. "I Poured My Heart Into a Song" - Second Fiddle (1939)
61. "Remember Me" - Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
62. "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Born to Dance (1936)


Best Best Song

A comprehensive list and ranking of the songs that won this category. 

1. "Moon River" - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
2. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
3. "A Whole New World" - Aladdin (1992)
4. "The Way We Were" - The Way We Were (1973)
5. "The Way You Look Tonight" - Swing Time (1936)
6. "The Morning After" - The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
7. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
8. "Swinging on a Star" - Going My Way (1944)
9. "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
10. "Under the Sea" - The Little Mermaid (1989)
11. "It Goes Like It Goes" - Norma Rae (1979)
12. "Colors of the Wind" - Pocahontas (1995)
13. "Theme From Shaft" - Shaft (1971)
14. "For All We Know" - Love and Other Strangers (1970)
15. "All the Way" - The Joker is Wild (1957)
16. "Never on Sunday" - Never on Sunday (1960)
17. "Chim Chim Cher-ee" - Mary Poppins (1964)
18. "I'm Easy" - Nashville (1975)
19. "Beauty and the Beast" - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
20. "Talk to the Animals" - Dr. Dolittle (1967)
21. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Neptune's Daughter (1949)
22. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" - Here Comes the Groom (1951)
23. "Born Free" - Born Free (1966)
24. "Fame" - Fame (1980)
25. "Three Coins in the Fountain" - Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
26. "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" - High Noon (1952)
27. "Love is A Many Splendored Thing" - Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
28. "It Might as Well Be Spring" - State Fair (1945)
29. "White Christmas" - Holiday Inn (1942)
30. "Thanks for the Memory" - The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
31. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - Lady Be Good (1941)
32. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" - The Lion King (1994)
33. "High Hopes" - A Hole in the Head (1959)
34. "Gigi" - Gigi (1958)
35. "Mona Lisa" - Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
36. "The Streets of Philadelphia" - Philadelphia (1993)
37. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - Dirty Dancing (1987)
38. "You Light Up My Life" - You Light Up My Life (1977)
39. "The Days of Wine and Roses" - The Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
40. "Up Where We Belong" - An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
41. "The Shadow of Your Heart" - The Sandpiper (1965)
42. "Take My Breath Away" - Top Gun (1986)
43. "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" - Dick Tracy (1990)
44. "Buttons and Bows" - The Paleface (1948)
45. "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" - Song of the South (1947)
46. "When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio (1940)
47. "The Windmills of Your Mind" - The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
48. "Last Dance" - Thank God It's Friday (1978)
49. "Secret Love" - Calamity Jane (1953)
50. "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" - Arthur (1981)
51. "Say You Say Me" - White Night (1985)
52. "Evergreen (Theme From A Star is Born)" - A Star is Born (1976)
53. "Call Me Irresponsible" - Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
54. "You'll Never Know" - Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
55. "On the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe" - Harvey Girls (1946)
56. "The Continental" - The Gay Divorcee (1934)
57. "Let the River Run" - Working Girl (1988)
58. "The Lullaby of Broadway" - Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
59. "Flashdance... What a Feeling" - Flashdance (1983)
60. "We May Never Love Like This Again" - The Towering Inferno (1974)
61. "Sweet Leiulani" - Waikiki Wedding (1937)
62. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" - The Woman in Red (1984

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