What are the best Oscar-winning songs? This list includes every song that has won an Oscar for Best Song, with titles such as “My Heart Will Go On,” “Moon River,” “Let It Go,” and “Skyfall.” The category of Best Original Song was introduced in 1934 at the 7th Academy Awards. The award is presented to the songwriters, not the performers.
Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. The best of these movies are often bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar. Songs have the ability to enhance these feelings in films. They often make the movie more emotional, intense, suspenseful, or gut-wrenching.Songs tells us, as movie-goers, what to feel and when to feel it. These best Oscar-winning songs provide a kind of emotional connection that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are moving, saddening, or romantic. Vote upthe best Academy Award-winning songs below.
1 634 187 Somewhere Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg "The Wizard of Oz" 1939
2 390 140 Beauty and the Beast Howard Ashman, Alan Menken "Beauty and the Beast" 1991
3 415 168 A Whole New World Alan Menken, Tim Rice "Aladdin" 1992
4 387 151 When You Wish Upon a Star Leigh Harline, Ned Washington "Pinocchio" 1940
5 439 187 Can You Feel the Love Tonight Tim Rice, Elton John "The Lion King" 1994
6 434 185 Remember Me Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez