The Academy Award for Best Original Song is an annual award presented to the writers of the best original song, composed specifically for a movie. The nominated songs for the award are also performed during the event and before the award is given. Over the years, some of the most iconic songs like Somewhere over the rainbow, Lose Yourself, and My Heart Will Go On, have received this award. Here is our pick for the best Oscar-winning songs:
10. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” ‘Pinocchio’ (1940)
Ned Washington and Leigh Harline wrote When you wish upon a star in 1940, which went on to win the Oscar. Cliff Edwards performed the song.
Since then, the song is regarded as Walt Disney’s signature song. Other nominations were Down Argentine Way from Down Argentine Way, Love of My Life from Second Chorus, Waltzing in the Clouds from Spring Parade, and I’d Know You Anywhere from You’ll Find Out.