Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1980s, including ‘Fame,’ ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1980s, including ‘Fame,’ ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’
This article marks Part 16 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1980 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“People Alone” from “The Competition

“Fame” from “Fame”

“Out Here on My Own” from “Fame”

“On the Road Again” from “Honeysuckle Rose

9 to 5” from “9 to 5

Won: “Fame” from “Fame”

Should’ve won: “9 to 5” from “9 to 5”

1980 marks a refreshingly sensational year for Best Original Song at the Oscars – and that’s even in spite of voters not recognizing the memorable likes of Blondie‘s “Call Me” (from “American Gigolo”); Kenny Loggins‘ “I’m Alright” (from “Caddyshack”); Olivia Newton-John‘s “Magic” (from “Xanadu”); and Neil Diamond‘s “America” (from “The Jazz Singer”).

What voters did offer
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