Songs The Best Oscar-Winning Songs  

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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.
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Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
"The Wizard of Oz" 1939
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520 220
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken
"Beauty and the Beast" 1991
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507 216
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Leigh Harline, Ned Washington
"Pinocchio" 1940
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551 253
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Tim Rice, Elton John
"The Lion King" 1994
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441 184
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Irving Berlin
"Holiday Inn" 1942
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515 232
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Alan Menken, Tim Rice
"Aladdin" 1992
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593 283
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Will Jennings, James Horner
"Titanic" 1997
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435 192
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Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961
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530 256
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Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto
"8 Mile' 2002
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470 217
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken
"The Little Mermaid" 1989
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498 265
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

"Coco" 2017

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401 215
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Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz
"Dirty Dancing" 1987
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368 201
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Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz
"Pochontas" 1995
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297 148
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Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
"Swing Time" 1936
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387 228
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Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
"Skyfall" 2012
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313 170
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Burt Bacharach, Hal David
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 1969
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316 183
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Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
"Mary Poppins" 1964
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298 171
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Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara
"Flashdance" 1983
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303 178
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Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock
"Top Gun" 1986
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277 162
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Frank Loesser
"Neptune's Daughter" 1949
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249 143
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Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" 1956
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285 176
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Phil Collins
"Tarzan" 1999
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257 165
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"Song of the South" 1947
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254 164
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Stevie Wonder
"The Woman in Red" 1984
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390 297
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
"Frozen" 2013