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Phew, 'Writing's on the Wall' is not the worst Oscar-winning song ever

29 February 2016 2:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you were sitting at home watching Sam Smith collect an Academy Award for his Spectre theme "Writing's on the Wall" and thinking, "Strange. I dislike that boring song and think Shirley Bassey would hate it too," you're in luck: Many of us agree and think it's a shockingly drippy entry in the 007 songbook. But is it the worst Oscar-winning song ever? A quick review of Oscar history says no. Phew. Let me first say that I defend several controversial song wins. I think "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae is as stirring as that year's touted loser "The Rainbow Connection," and I think "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" is as worthy of an Oscar as Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru." But the following three songs are not just bad Oscar winners; they're dubious pop culture sensations that scare me to revisit. Let's begin with a »

- Louis Virtel

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