The list of Worst All-Time “Best Song” Oscar Winners

February 21st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI  


New York, February 21 (ANI): A list of worst winners in the Best Song category at the Academy Awards over the years has been compiled by a leading newspaper.

The New York Daily News claims the following as the worst all-time “best song” Oscar winners:

1) 1967 “Talk to the Animals” from “Dr. Doolittle” (over Burt Bacharach’’s “The Look of Love” from “Casino Royale,” no less).
2) 1974 “We May Never Love Like This Again” from “The Towering Inferno”
3) 1977 “You Light up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life” (yes, the Debbie Boone atrocity).
4) 1981 “Arthur’’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” from “Arthur” (sung by wimp of the century Christopher Cross)
5) 1984 “I Just Called to Say I Love You” “The Woman In Red” (Stevie Wonder’’s sappiest song ever - which is saying something).
6) 1985 “Say You, Say Me” from “White Nights” (written and sung by Lionel Richie)
7) 1989 “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” (beginning a string of teeth-gnashingly terrible songs penned by Alan Menken).
8) 1991 “Beauty and the Beast” from “Beauty And the Beast” (more Menken)
9) 1992 “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” (a trifecta for Menken)
10) 1994 “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” (this time Elton John stands in for the dross-y Menken).
11) 1995 “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas” (back to Menkin for a fourth booby prize)
12) 1996 “You Must Love Me” from “Evita” (the movie’’s sole bad song, written by Andrew Lloyd Weber and sung by Madonna)
13) 1998 “When You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt”
14) 1999 “You”ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan” (courtesy of Phil Collins)
15) 2006 “I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth” (shouted by Melissa Etheridge) (ANI)

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