TV Guide has named the Top 7 Most Deserving Oscar-Winning Songs, as entertainment fans prepare to watch the always-controversial musical portion of the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday. While some of the random, stodgy Oscar winners still sting (Seriously? Phil Collins over Aimee Mann and South Park?), TVGuide.com's senior editor Mickey O'Connor says there have been more deserving winners than most people might remember.
"The nominations process is so complicated and the results so baffling that complaining about the Best Song category has become an American pastime," O'Connor said. "But when we looked back, we found quite a few truly deserving winners."
TV Guide's Most Deserving Oscar-Winning Songs of all time are:
*"Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes from Shaft (1971)
*"Last Dance" by Donna Summer from Thank God It's Friday (1978)
*"Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara from Flashdance (1983)
*"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes from Dirty Dancing (1987)
*"Lose Yourself" by Eminem from 8 Mile (2002)
*"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" by the Three 6 Mafia from Hustle & Flow (2005)
*"Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from Once (2007).
O'Connor also breaks down Oscar's hits and misses in such categories as: Deserving, But Annoying; They Wuz Robbed; Shoulda Been Nominated; Who Knew?; The Year the Oscars Noticed Popular Music; and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
See all the lists and read the story at Oscar's Song Hits and Misses
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