Oscars 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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471 198
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken "Beauty and the Beast" 1991

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464 196
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Leigh Harline, Ned Washington "Pinocchio" 1940

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540 258
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Will Jennings, James Horner "Titanic" 1997

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477 217
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Alan Menken, Tim Rice "Aladdin" 1992

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480 220
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Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto "8 Mile' 2002

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505 239
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Tim Rice, Elton John "The Lion King" 1994

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398 171
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Irving Berlin "Holiday Inn" 1942

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395 174
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Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961

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426 199
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken "The Little Mermaid" 1989

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471 240
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

"Coco" 2017

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363 205
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Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz "Dirty Dancing" 1987

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339 186
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Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz "Pochontas" 1995

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292 153
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Burt Bacharach, Hal David "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 1969

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354 206
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Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth "Skyfall" 2012

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266 136
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Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields "Swing Time" 1936

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295 167
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Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman "Mary Poppins" 1964

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279 158
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Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock "Top Gun" 1986

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267 155
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Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara "Flashdance" 1983

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264 158
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Phil Collins "Tarzan" 1999

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248 148
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Frank Loesser "Neptune's Daughter" 1949

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222 132
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Jay Livingston, Ray Evans "The Man Who Knew Too Much" 1956

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240 151
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"Song of the South" 1947

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361 276
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez "Frozen" 2013

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223 148
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Stevie Wonder "The Woman in Red" 1984