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Poll: Most Surprising Oscar Song Snub

These celebrated songs were eligible to be nominated for Oscars, yet they weren't. Which surprises you most?

Discuss the list here

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    Bright Eyes (1934)

    On the Good Ship Lollipop by Shirley Temple
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Whistle While You Work, Heigh-Ho and Some Day My Prince Will Come
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    South of the Border (1939)

    South of the Border by Gene Autry
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    Easter Parade (1948)

    Steppin' Out with My Baby by Fred Astaire
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    The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

    Silver Bells by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell
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    Love Me Tender (1956)

    Love Me Tender by Elvis
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    Jailhouse Rock (1957)

    Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
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    Where the Boys Are (1960)

    Where the Boys Are by Connie Francis
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    Blue Hawaii (1961)

    Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
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    Goldfinger (1964)

    Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey Also dissed that year: Any song from The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night
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    To Sir, with Love (1967)

    To Sir, With Love by Lulu
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    The Producers (1967)

    Springtime for Hitler
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    MASH (1970)

    Suicide Is Painless
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Pure Imagination by Gene Wilder Also dissed that year: Cat Stevens' If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out from Harold and Maude
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    Super Fly (1972)

    Freddie's Dead or Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
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    Car Wash (1976)

    Car Wash or I Wanna Get Next to You by Rose Royce
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    Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    Any of the songs from the smash soundtrack which spawned multiple #1 hits, including Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees and others
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    The Rose (1979)

    The Rose by Bette Midler Also dissed that year: the Ramones' Rock and Roll High School from the film of the same name as well as Always Look on the Bright Side of Life From Monty Python's Life of Brian
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    American Gigolo (1980)

    Call Me by Blondie Also dissed that year: Kenny Loggins' I'm Alright from Caddyshack and any of the big hits from Xanadu
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    Purple Rain (1984)

    Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Darling Nikki, Purple Rain or I Would Die 4 U all by Prince, plus Jungle Love by Morris Day and the Time
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    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
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    Pretty in Pink (1986)

    If You Leave by OMD Also dissed that year: Madonna's Live to Tell from At Close Range
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    Less Than Zero (1987)

    Going Back to Cali by LL Cool J
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    Cocktail (1988)

    Kokomo by the Beach Boys
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    Do the Right Thing (1989)

    Fight the Power by Public Enemy
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    Rush (1991)

    Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
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    Singles (1992)

    Dyslexic Heart or Waiting for Somebody by Paul Westerberg Also dissed that year: This Used to Be My Playground from A League of Their Own by Madonna
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    This Is Halloween or any of the other songs from this film
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    Reality Bites (1994)

    Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb
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    Space Jam (1996)

    I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
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    City of Angels (1998)

    Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
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    Charlie's Angels (2000)

    Independent Women Pt. 1 by Destiny's Child Also dissed that year: Air's Playground Love from the Virgin Suicides
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    The Wrestler (2008)

    The Wrestler by Bruce Springsteen

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