Awards 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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514 214
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken
"Beauty and the Beast" 1991

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499 213
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Leigh Harline, Ned Washington
"Pinocchio" 1940

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542 251
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Tim Rice, Elton John
"The Lion King" 1994

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509 230
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Alan Menken, Tim Rice
"Aladdin" 1992

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434 183
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Irving Berlin
"Holiday Inn" 1942

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584 282
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Will Jennings, James Horner
"Titanic" 1997

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521 249
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Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto
"8 Mile' 2002

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464 213
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken
"The Little Mermaid" 1989

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425 189
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Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961

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496 259
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

"Coco" 2017

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393 214
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Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz
"Dirty Dancing" 1987

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362 199
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Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz
"Pochontas" 1995

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289 147
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Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
"Swing Time" 1936

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312 166
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Burt Bacharach, Hal David
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 1969

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383 226
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Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
"Skyfall" 2012

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314 180
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Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
"Mary Poppins" 1964

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299 173
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Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock
"Top Gun" 1986

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293 170
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Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara
"Flashdance" 1983

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272 159
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Frank Loesser
"Neptune's Daughter" 1949

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283 175
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Phil Collins
"Tarzan" 1999

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243 141
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Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" 1956

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255 163
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"Song of the South" 1947

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250 161
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Stevie Wonder
"The Woman in Red" 1984

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386 295
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
"Frozen" 2013