The Best Oscar Winning Songs of All Timeby smith-d-c | created - 29 Oct 2010 | updated - 29 Oct 2010 | Public
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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 325,033 | Gross: $22.20M
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
2. Holiday Inn (1942)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
3. Pinocchio (1940)
G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Votes: 104,797 | Gross: $84.25M
When You Wish Upon A Star
4. Swing Time (1936)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
The Way You Look Tonight
5. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical
Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.
Lullaby of Broadway
6. Song of the South (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.
Votes: 9,459 | Gross: $63.72M
7. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.
Thanks for the Memory
8. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
Votes: 47,663 | Gross: $10.25M
"Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
9. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
10. The Harvey Girls (1946)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
11. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 122,465 | Gross: $102.27M
Chim Chim Cheree
12. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ... See full summary »
13. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
14. A Hole in the Head (1959)
Approved | 120 min | Comedy
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.
Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $11.00M
15. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
16. Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
17. The Paleface (1948)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
Buttons and Bows
18. Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy
If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't like the color of a neighbor's house, he'll arrange for it to be a house of a different color. If the owner of the ice cream parlor doesn't believe in ... See full summary »
"Call Me Irresponsible"
Although Charade was also nominated
19. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 85,834 | Gross: $9.45M
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')
20. Born Free (1966)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... See full summary »
21. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two Western bank and train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
Votes: 170,749 | Gross: $102.31M
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
22. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.
The Windmills of Your Mind"
23. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
24. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Approved | 117 min | Drama
An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
"Days of Wine and Roses"
25. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 356,618 | Gross: $218.97M
"Beauty and the Beast"
26. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Votes: 193,635 | Gross: $111.54M
"Under the Sea"
27. Going My Way (1944)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Votes: 8,513 | Gross: $16.30M
Swinging on a Star
Although "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis was also nominated.
28. Lady Be Good (1941)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Musical
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again, but this isn't that easy.
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Although "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company Be" of Buck Privates and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" from Sun Valley Serenade were also nominated.
29. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,913 | Gross: $95.46M
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
strong competition this year: "Endless Love", "For Your Eyes Only", and "The First Time It Happens" from the Muppet Movie. The best won though.
30. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.
Votes: 41,491 | Gross: $129.80M
"Up Where We Belong"
strong competition this year too: "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III and "It Might Be You" from Tootsie were also nominated The best won though.
31. Once (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Votes: 100,584 | Gross: $9.44M
Although it would have been nice for Enchanted to get some recognition.
32. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.
Votes: 747,129 | Gross: $312.90M
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Although I think "Circle of Life" is better.
33. The Way We Were (1973)
PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
"The Way We Were"
34. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 294,462 | Gross: $217.35M
"A Whole New World"
Although I prefer "A Friend Like Me" or "Prince Ali"
35. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.
Votes: 6,987 | Gross: $9.00M
"Talk to the Animals"
Although "The Bare Necessities" was also nominated for The Jungle Book
36. Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
37. Shaft (1971)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
"Theme from Shaft"
Although no songs from Willy Wonka were nominated.
38. Flashdance (1983)
R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.
Votes: 39,682 | Gross: $94.90M
"Flashdance...What a Feeling"
39. Fame (1980)
R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Votes: 17,726 | Gross: $0.00M
Although both "Nine to Five" and "On the Road Again" were nominated.
40. White Nights (1985)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »
Votes: 5,762 | Gross: $42.16M
"Say You, Say Me"
Good choice, although "The Power of Love" from Back to The Future was also nominated.
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,367,235 | Gross: $377.85M
"Into the West"
A good choice but anything from a Mighty Wind should have won.
42. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 242,222 | Gross: $179.80M
"Take My Breath Away"
43. A Star Is Born (1976)
R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
Votes: 5,692 | Gross: $80.00M
"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
Although "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and "Ave Satani" from the Omen (which won for score) were nominated.
44. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
"Three Coins in the Fountain"
45. Working Girl (1988)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.
Votes: 45,112 | Gross: $64.00M
"Let the River Run"
46. State Fair (1945)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.
It Might as Well Be Spring
47. Waikiki Wedding (1937)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.
Although "You Can't Take That Away from Me" was also nominated for Swing Time.
48. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 159,974 | Gross: $63.95M
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
49. Thank God It's Friday (1978)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Music
It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,775 | Gross: $7.30M
Although "Ready to Take A Chance Again" from Foul Play and "Hopelessly Devoted to You" from Grease were nominated.
50. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 195,042 | Gross: $77.32M
"Streets of Philadelphia"
51. Pocahontas (I) (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.
Votes: 137,902 | Gross: $141.60M
"Colors of the Wind"
Although "You Got A Friend" from Toy Story was also nominated.
52. The Woman in Red (1984)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?
Votes: 11,549 | Gross: $25.30M
"I Just Called to Say I Love You".
Although "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "Footloose", and "Ghostbusters" were nominated.
53. Never on Sunday (1960)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.
"Ta paidia tou Peiraia" ("Never on Sunday").
54. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 211,031 | Gross: $116.72M
Although "I Move On" from Chicago was also nominated.
55. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 30,878 | Gross: $50.05M
You Must Love Me"
Although nothing from "Hunchback of Notre Dame" was nominated. - Shame!
56. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 74,763 | Gross: $39.46M
"The Weary Kind"
57. You Light Up My Life (1977)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it ... See full summary »
"You Light Up My Life"
Although "Nobody Does it Better" from the Spy Who Loved Me was nominated.
58. Dick Tracy (1990)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Votes: 51,115 | Gross: $103.74M
"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
Although Somewhere in My Memory" from Home Alone, "Promise Me You'll Remember" from Godfather III, or "Blaze of Glory" from Young Guns II were better choices
59. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 703,681 | Gross: $141.32M
60. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
Votes: 57,073 | Gross: $19.39M
"Things Have Changed"
Although "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator should have been nominated.
61. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Votes: 33,228 | Gross: $116.00M
"We May Never Love Like This Again"
Although "Blazing Saddles" was nominated.
62. Tarzan (1999)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.
Votes: 165,118 | Gross: $171.09M
"You'll Be In My Heart"
Although "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 was nominated.
63. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 100,688 | Gross: $101.22M
When You Believe"
Although I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from Armageddon was also nominated.
64. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.
Votes: 35,588 | Gross: $84.56M
"The Morning After"
Although "Ben" was also nominated.
65. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 882,218 | Gross: $659.33M
"My Heart Will Go On"
66. Calamity Jane (1953)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.
Although "That's Amore" was nominated for The Caddy
67. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.
Votes: 341 | Gross: $3.40M
You'll Never Know
"That Old Black Magic" from Star Spangled Rhythm was nominated
68. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Votes: 671,124 | Gross: $289.92M
"If I Didn't Have You"
Although "May It Be" from Fellowship of the Ring was also nominated.
69. The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Approved | 126 min | Drama, Musical
Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another,... See full summary »
"All the Way"
Although "An Affair to Remember" was also nominated.
70. The Sandpiper (1965)
TV-14 | 117 min | Drama
A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.
The Shadow of Your Smile
Although "What's New Pussycat" was also nominated.
71. Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
R | 104 min | Comedy
Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife ... See full summary »
"For All We Know"
Although "Suicide is Painless" from MASH wasn't even nominated.
72. Nashville (1975)
R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
Votes: 19,594 | Gross: $9.98M
73. Norma Rae (1979)
PG | 114 min | Drama
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
Votes: 8,589 | Gross: $22.23M
"It Goes Like It Goes
Although "The Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Movie was nominated.
74. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 74,192 | Gross: $23.81M
"I Need To Wake Up"
Political correctness strikes again. Yuck!
75. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 88,480 | Gross: $16.76M
"Al Otro Lado Del Río"
dreadful choice, nothing from Eternal Sunshine was nominated.
76. Hustle & Flow (2005)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Votes: 35,393 | Gross: $22.20M
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"
This is a joke right? Nothing from Charlie and Chocolate Factory was Nominated, nor Cinderella Man, nor anything else. What a crappy year for song.