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Academy Award for Best Original Song
This is a list of songs that won and were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

For a film to quality for the award, it has to be an original song where the musical and/or lyricist has to be involved in the composition to qualify, and both the music and lyrics have to be heard in the film. The award gets awarded to the songwriters and all the nominees are usually performed at the Oscars telecast before the winner is announced.

Responsible for the Award Bait Song, and many of the winners and nominees went on to become Breakaway Pop Hits.

Winners and nominees

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    1930s 
  • 1934The Gay Divorcee — "The Continental"
    • Flying Down to Rio — "Carioca"
    • She Loves Me Not — "Love in Bloom"
  • 1935Gold Diggers of 1935 — "Lullaby of Broadway"
    • Roberta — "Lovely to Look At"
    • Top Hat — "Cheek to Cheek"
  • 1936Swing Time — "The Way You Look Tonight"
    • Born to Dance — "I've Got You Under My Skin"
    • Pennies from Heaven — "Pennies from Heaven"
    • Sing, Baby, Sing — "When Did You Leave Heaven"
    • Suzy — "Did I Remember"
    • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine — "A Melody from the Sky"
  • 1937Waikiki Wedding — "Sweet Leilani"
    • Artists and Models — "Whispers in the Dark"
    • Mr. Dodd Takes the Air — "Remember Me"
    • Shall We Dance — "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
    • Vogues of 1938 — "That Old Feeling"
  • 1938The Big Broadcast of 1938 — "Thanks for the Memory"
    • Alexander's Ragtime Band — "Now It Can Be Told"
    • Carefree — "Change Partners"
    • The Cowboy and the Lady — "The Cowboy and the Lady"
    • Going Places — "Jeepers Creepers"
    • The Lady Objects — "A Most Over the Moon"
    • Mannequin — "Always and Always"
    • Merrily We Love — "Merrily We Live"
    • That Certain Age — "My Own"
    • Under Western Skies — "Dust"
  • 1939The Wizard of Oz — "Over the Rainbow"
    • Gulliver's Travels — "Faithful Forever"
    • Love Affair — "Wishing"
    • Second Fiddle — "I Poured My Heart Into a Song"

    1940s 
  • 1940Pinocchio — "When You Wish Upon a Star"
    • Down Argentine Way — "Down Argentine Way"
    • Hit Parade of 1941 — "Who Am I?"
    • Music in My Heart — "It's a Blue World"
    • Rhythm on the River — "Only Forever"
    • Second Chorus — "Love of My Life"
    • Spring Parade — "Waltzing in the Clouds''
    • Strike Up the Band — "Our Love Affair"
    • You'll Find Out — "I'd Know You Anywhere"
  • 1941Lady Be Good — "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
    • All-American Co-Ed — "Out of the Silence''
    • Blues in the Night — "Blues in the Night"
    • Buck Privates — "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B"
    • Dumbo — "Baby Mine"
    • Las Vegas Nights — "Dolores"
    • Ridin' on a Rainbow — "Be Honest with Me"
    • Sun Valley Serenade — "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
    • You'll Never Get Rich — "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye"
  • 1942Holiday Inn — "White Christmas"
    • Always in My Heart — "Always in My Heart"
    • Babes on Broadway — "How About You?"
    • Bambi — "Love is a Song"
    • Flying with Music — "Pennies for Peppino''
    • Hellzapoppin' — "Pig Foot Pete"
    • The Mayor of 44th Street — "There's a Breeze on Lake Louise"
    • Orchestra Wives — "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo"
    • You Were Never Lovelier — "Dearly Beloved"
    • Youth on Parade — "I've Heard That Song Before"
  • 1943Hello, Frisco, Hello — "You'll Never Know"
    • Cabin in the Sky — "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe"
    • Hers to Hold — "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There"
    • Hit Parade of 1943 — "Change of Heart"
    • Saludos Amigos — "Saludos Amigos"
    • The Sky's the Limit — "My Shining Hour"
    • Something to Shout About — "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To"
    • Stage Door Canteen — "We Mustn't Say Goodbye"
    • Star Spangled Rhythm — "That Old Black Magic"
    • Thank Your Lucky Stars — "They're Either Too Young or Too Old"
  • 1944Going My Way — "Swinging on a Star"
    • Brazil — "Rio de Janeiro"
    • Cover Girl — "Long Ago (and Far Away)"
    • Follow the Boys — "I'll Walk Alone"
    • Higher and Higher — "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night"
    • Lady, Let's Dance — "Silver Shadows and Golden Dreams"
    • Meet Me in St. Louis — "The Trolley Song"
    • Minstrel Man — "Remember Me to Carolina"
    • Song of the Open Road — "Too Much in Love"
    • Sweet and Low-Down — "I'm Making Believe"
    • Up in Arms — "Now I Know"
  • 1945State Fair — "It Might as Well Be Spring"
    • Anchors Aweigh — "I Fall in Love to Easily"
    • Belle of the Yukon — "Sleighride in July"
    • The Bells of St. Mary's — "Aren't You Glad You're You"
    • Can't Help Singing — "More and More"
    • Earl Carroll Vanities — "Endlessly"
    • Here Come the Waves — "Ac-cent-thu-ate the Positive"
    • Love Letters — "Love Letters"
    • San Antonio — "Some Sunday Morning"
    • Sing Your Way Home — "I'll Buy That Dream"
    • The Story of G.I. Joe — "Linda"
    • Tonight and Every Night — "Anywhere"
    • Why Girls Leave Home — "The Cat and the Canary"
    • Wonder Man — "So in Love"
  • 1946The Harvey Girls — "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"
    • Blue Skies — "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song"
    • Canyon Passage — "Ole Buttermilk Sky"
    • Centennial Summer — "All Through the Day''
    • The Dolly Sisters — "I Can't Begin to Tell You"
  • 1947Song of the South — "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"
    • Good News — "Pass That Peace Pipe"
    • Mother Wore Tights — "You Do"
    • The Perils of Pauline — "I Wish I Didn't Love You So"
    • The Time, the Place and the Girl — "A Gal in Calico"
  • 1948The Paleface — "Buttons and Bows"
    • Casbah — "For Every Man, There's a Woman"
    • Romance on the High Seas — "That's Magic"
    • That Lady is Ermine — "This is the Moment''
    • Wet Blanket Policy — "The Woody Woodpecker Song"
  • 1949Neptune's Daughter — "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
    • Come to the Stable — "Through a Long and Sleepless Night"
    • It's a Great Feeling — "It's a Great Feeling"
    • My Foolish Heart — "My Foolish Heart"
    • So Dear to My Heart — "Lavender Blue"

    1950s 
  • 1950Captain Carey, U.S.A. — "Mona Lisa"
    • Cinderella — "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo"
    • Singing Guns — "Mule Train"
    • The Toast of New Orleans — "Be My Love"
    • Wabash Avenue — "Wilhelmina"
  • 1951Here Comes the Groom — "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
    • Golden Girl — "Never"
    • Rich Young and Pretty — "Wonder Why"
    • Royal Werdding — "Too Late Now"
    • The Strip — "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"
  • 1952High Noon — "The Ballad of High Noon"
    • Because You're Mine — "Because You're Mine"
    • Hans Christian Andersen — "Thumbelina"
    • Just for You — "Zing a Little Zong"
    • Son of Paleface — "Am I in Love"
  • 1953Calamity Jane — "Secret Love"
    • The Caddy — "That's Amore"
    • Miss Sadie Thompson — "Blue Pacific Blues"
    • The Moon is Blue — "The Moon is Blue"
    • Small Town Girl — "My Flaming Heart"
  • 1954Three Coins in the Fountain — "Three Coins in the Fountain"
    • The High and the Mighty — "The High and the Mighty"
    • A Star Is Born — "The Man That Got Away"
    • Susan Slept Here — "Hold My Han"
    • White Christmas — "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep"
  • 1955Love is a Many-Splendored Thing — "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing"
    • Daddy Long Legs — "Something's Gotta Give"
    • Love Me or Leave Me — "I'll Never Stop Loving You"
    • The Tender Trap — "(Love is) The Tender Trap"
    • Unchained — "Unchained Melody"
  • 1956The Man Who Knew Too Much — "Que Sera, Sera"
    • Friendly Persuasion — "Friendly Persuasion"
    • High Society — "True Love"
    • Julie — "Julie"
    • Written on the Wind — "Written on the Wind"
  • 1957The Joker is Wild — "All the Way"
    • An Affair to Remember — "An Affair to Remember"
    • April Love — "April Love"
    • Tammy and the Bachelor — "Tammy"
    • Wild is the Wind — "Wild is the Wind"
  • 1958Gigi — "Gigi"
    • A Certain Smile — "A Certain Smile"
    • Houseboat — "Almost in Your Arms"
    • Marjorie Morningstar — "A Very Precious Love"
    • Some Came Running — "To Love and Be Loved"
  • 1959A Hole in the Head — "High Hopes"
    • The Best of Everything — "The Best of Everything"
    • The Five Pennies — "The Five Pennies"
    • The Hanging Tree — "The Hanging Tree"
    • The Young Land — "Strange Are the Ways of Love"

    1960s 
  • 1960Never on Sunday — "Never on Sunday"
    • The Alamo — "The Green Leaves of Summer"
    • The Facts of Life — "The Facts of Life"
    • High Time — "The Second Time Around"
    • Pepe — "Farwway Part of Town"
  • 1961Breakfast at Tiffany's — "Moon River"
    • Bachelor in Paradise — "Bachelor in Paradise"
    • El Cid — "The Falcon and the Dove"
    • Pocketful Of Miracles — "Pocketful of Miracles"
    • Town Without Pity — "Town Without Pity"
  • 1962Days Of Wine And Roses — "Days of Wine and Roses"
  • 1963Papa's Delicate Condition — "Call Me Irresponsible"
  • 1964Mary Poppins — "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
    • Dear Hearts — "Dear Heart"
    • Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte — "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"
    • Robin and the 7 Hoods — "My Kind of Town"
    • Where Love Has Gone — "Where Loves Has Gone"
  • 1965The Sandpiper — "The Shadow of Your Smile"
  • 1966Born Free — "Born Free"
    • Alfie — "Alfie"
    • An American Dream — "A Time for Love"
    • Georgy Girl — "Georgy Girl"
    • Hawaii — "My Wishing Doll"
  • 1967Doctor Dolittle — "Talk to the Animals"
  • 1968The Thomas Crown Affair — "The Windmills of Your Mind"
  • 1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — "Raindrops Keel Fallin' on My Head"

    1970s 
  • 1970Lovers and Other Strangers — "For All We Know"
    • Darling Lili — "Whistling Away the Dark"
    • Madron — "Till Love Touches Your Life"
    • Pieces of Dreams — "Pieces of Dreams"
    • Scrooge — "Thank You Very Much"
  • 1971Shaft — "Theme from Shaft"
    • Bedknobs and Broomsticks — "The Age of Not Believing"
    • Bless the Beasts and Children — "Bless the Beasts and Children"
    • Kotch — "Life is What You Make It"
    • Sometimes a Great Notion — "All His Children"
  • 1972The Poseidon Adventure — "The Morning After"
    • Ben — "Ben"
    • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean — "Marmalade, Molasses and Honey"
    • The Little Ark — "Come Follow, Follow Me"
    • The Stepmother — "Strange Are the Ways of Love"
  • 1973The Way We Were — "The Way We Were"
    • Cinderella Liberty — "(You're So) Nice to Be Around"
    • Live and Let Die — "Live and Let Die"
    • Robin Hood — "Love"
    • A Touch of Class — "All That Love Went to Waste"
  • 1974The Towering Inferno — "We May Never Love Like This Again"
  • 1975Nashville — "I'm Easy"
    • Funny Lady — "How Lucky Can You Get?"
    • Mahogany — "Do You Know Where You're Going To"
    • The Other Side of The Mountain — "Richard's Window"
    • Whiffs — "Now That We're In Love"
  • 1976A Star Is Born — "Evergreen"
  • 1977You Light Up My Life — "You Light Up My Life"
  • 1978Thank God It's Friday — "Last Dance"
    • Foul Play — "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
    • Grease — "Hopelessly Devoted to You"
    • The Magic of Lassie — "When You're Loved"
    • Same Time, Next Year — "The Last Time I Felt Like This"
  • 1979Norma Rae — "It Goes Like It Goes"
    • 10 — "It's Easy to Say"
    • Ice Castles — "Through the Eyes of Love"
    • The Muppet Movie — "The Rainbow Connection"
    • The Promise — "I'll Never Say Goodbye"

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    2010s 


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