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"
1996 - "You Must Love Me" 
1997 - "My Heart Will Go On"
1998 - "When You Believe"
1999 - "You'll Be in My Heart"
2000 - "Things Have Changed"
2001 - "If I Didn't Have You"
2002 - "Lose Yourself"
2003 - "Into the West"
2004 - "Al otra lado del rio"
2005 - "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"
2006 - "I Need to Wake Up"
2007 - "Falling Slowly"
2008 - "Jai Ho"
2009 - "The Weary Kind"
2010 - "We Belong Together"
2011 - "Man or Muppet"
2012 - "Skyfall"
2013 - "Let It Go"
2014 - "Glory"
2015 - "The Writing's On the Wall"
2016 - "City of Stars"


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. "When She Loved Me"  Toy Story 2 (1999)
2. "The Green Leaves of Summer" - The Alamo (1960)
3. "That's Amore" - The Caddy (1953)
4. "A Town Without Pity" - A Town Without Pity (1961)
5. "The Rainbow Connection" - The Muppet Movie (1979)
6. "Somewhere Out There" - An American Tail (1986)
7. "The Circle of Life" - The Lion King (1994)
8. "The Man That Got Away" - A Star is Born (1954)
9. "Ben" - Ben (1972)
10. "How Far I'll Go" - Moana (2016)
11. "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Toy Story (1995)
12. "Somewhere in My Memory" - Home Alone (1990)
13. "I Love to See You Smile" - Parenthood (1989)
14. "The Sweetheart Tree" - The Great Race (1965)
15. "Carioca" - Flying Down to Rio (1934)
16. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" - Buck Privates (1941)
17. "Nobody Does it Better" - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
18. "That's How You Know" - Enchanted (2007)
19. "Belleville Rendez-vous" - The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
20. "Out Here on My Own" - Fame (1980)
21. "Journey Into the Past" - Anastasia (1997)
22. "Belle" - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
23. "I've Seen it All" - Dancer in the Dark (2000)
24. "Ghostbusters" - Ghostbusters (1984)
25. "Friend Like Me" - Aladdin (1992)
26. "The Moon Song" - Her (2013)
27. "I See the Light" - Tangled (2010)
28. "Eye of the Tiger" - Rocky III (1982)
29. "Gonna Fly Now" - Rocky (1976)
30. "Charade" - Charade (1963)
31. "Pieces of Dreams" - Pieces of Dreams (1970)
32. "Wild is the Wind" - Wild is the Wind (1957) 
33. "(Love is) The Tender Trap" - The Tender Trap (1955) 
34. "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" -Mahogany (1975)
35. "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" - Yentl (1983)
36. "Pi's Lullaby" - Life of Pi (2012)
37. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" - Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
38. "Pass That Peace Pipe" - Good News (1947)
39. "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old" - Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
40. "Cheek to Cheek" - Top Hat (1935)
41. "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" - Orchestra Wives (1942)
42. "Georgy Girl" - Georgy Girl (1966)
43. "The Trolley Song" - Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
44. "Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive" - Here Comes the Wave (1945)
45. "Again" - Poetic Justice (1993)
46. "Come Saturday Morning" - The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
47. "Cry Freedom" - Cry Freedom (1987)
48. "Live and Let Die" - Live and Let Die (1973)
49. "That'll Do" - Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
50. "Blazing Saddles" - Blazing Saddles (1974)
51. "Listen" - Dreamgirls (2006)
52. "Life is What You Make It" - Koch (1971)
53. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" - Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
54. "Down in New Orleans" - The Princess and the Frog (2009)
55. "Where Love Has Gone" - Where Love Has Gone (1964)
56. "Zing a Little Zong"  - Just For You (1952)
57. "Ready to Take a Chance Again" - Foul Play (1978)
58. "Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground (2015)
59. "Look to Your Path" - The Chorus (2004)
60. "The Hands That Built America" - Gangs of New York (2002)
61. "That Thing You Do" - That Thing You Do (1996)
62. "O... Saya" - Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
63. "Walk on the Wild Side" - Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
64. "Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from Houseboat)" - Houseboat (1958)
65. "Build Me a Kiss to Dream On" - The Strip (1951)
66. "Separate Lives" - White Night (1985)
67. "Star!" - Star! (1968)
68. "Two Hearts" - Buster (1988)
69. "Real in Rio" - Rio (2011)
70. "Wilhemina" - Wabash Avenue (1950)
71. "Travellin' Thru" - Transamerica (2005)
72. "Vanilla Sky" - Vanilla Sky (2001)
73. "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" - Come to the Stable (1949)
74. "Waltzing in the Clouds" - Spring Parade (1940)
75. "Endless Love" - Endless Love (1981)
76. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" - The Young Land (1959)
77. "Ole Buttermilk Sky" - Canyon Passage (1946)
78. "Julie" - Julie (1956)
79. "Dust" - Under Western Stars (1938)
80. "The Woody Woodpecker Song" - Wet Blanket Policy (1948)
81. "I Poured My Heart Into a Song" - Second Fiddle (1939)
82. "Remember Me" - Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
83. "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. "My Heart Will Go On" - Titanic (1997)
4. "A Whole New World" - Aladdin (1992)
5. "The Way We Were" - The Way We Were (1973)
6. "The Way You Look Tonight" - Swing Time (1936)
7. "The Morning After" - The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
8. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
9. "Swinging on a Star" - Going My Way (1944)
10. "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
11. "Under the Sea" - The Little Mermaid (1989)
12. "Lose Yourself" - 8 Mile (2002)
13. "It Goes Like It Goes" - Norma Rae (1979)
14. "You'll Be in My Heart" - Tarzan (1999)
15. "Colors of the Wind" - Pocahontas (1995)
16. "Theme From Shaft" - Shaft (1971)
17. "For All We Know" - Love and Other Strangers (1970)
18. "All the Way" - The Joker is Wild (1957)
19. "Never on Sunday" - Never on Sunday (1960)
20. "Chim Chim Cher-ee" - Mary Poppins (1964)
21. "I'm Easy" - Nashville (1975)
22. "Beauty and the Beast" - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
23. "Talk to the Animals" - Dr. Dolittle (1967)
24. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Neptune's Daughter (1949)
25. "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" - Here Comes the Groom (1951)
26. "Born Free" - Born Free (1966)
27. "Fame" - Fame (1980)
28. "Three Coins in the Fountain" - Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
29. "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" - High Noon (1952)
30. "Love is A Many Splendored Thing" - Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
31. "It Might as Well Be Spring" - State Fair (1945)
32. "White Christmas" - Holiday Inn (1942)
33. "Thanks for the Memory" - The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
34. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - Lady Be Good (1941)
35. "Things Have Changed" - Wonder Boys (2000)
36. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" - The Lion King (1994)
37. "City of Stars" - La La Land (2016)
38. "High Hopes" - A Hole in the Head (1959)
39. "Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
40. "Let It Go" - Frozen (2013)
41. "Into the West" - Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
42. "Gigi" - Gigi (1958)
43. "Mona Lisa" - Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
44. "Skyfall" - Skyfall (2012)
45. "We Belong Together" - Toy Story 3 (2010)
46. "Glory" - Selma (2014)
47. "The Streets of Philadelphia" - Philadelphia (1993)
48. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - Dirty Dancing (1987)
49. "You Light Up My Life" - You Light Up My Life (1977)
50. "The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart (2009)
51. "The Days of Wine and Roses" - The Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
52. "Up Where We Belong" - An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
53. "The Shadow of Your Heart" - The Sandpiper (1965)
54. "Take My Breath Away" - Top Gun (1986)
55. "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" - Dick Tracy (1990)
56. "Buttons and Bows" - The Paleface (1948)
57. "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" - Song of the South (1947)
58. "When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio (1940)
59. "Al otra lado del rio" - The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
60. "The Windmills of Your Mind" - The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
61. "You Must Love Me" - Evita (1996)
62. "Falling Slowly" - Once (2007)
63. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow (2005)
64. "Last Dance" - Thank God It's Friday (1978)
65. "Secret Love" - Calamity Jane (1953)
66. "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" - Arthur (1981)
67. "If I Didn't Have You" - Monsters Inc. (2001)
68. "When You Believe" - The Prince of Egypt (1998)
69. "Say You Say Me" - White Night (1985)
70. "Evergreen (Theme From A Star is Born)" - A Star is Born (1976)
71. "Call Me Irresponsible" - Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
72. "You'll Never Know" - Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)
73. "On the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe" - Harvey Girls (1946)
74. "The Continental" - The Gay Divorcee (1934)
75. "Let the River Run" - Working Girl (1988)
76. "The Writing's On the Wall" - Spectre (2015)
77. "I Need to Wake Up" - An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
78. "The Lullaby of Broadway" - Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
79. "Man or Muppet" - The Muppets (2011)
80. "Flashdance... What a Feeling" - Flashdance (1983)
81. "We May Never Love Like This Again" - The Towering Inferno (1974)
82. "Sweet Leiulani" - Waikiki Wedding (1937)
83. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" - The Woman in Red (1984)


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