Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday Thirteen #160


 As we wait to see which song will be honored as Best Song of 2011, here are 13 songs that have not only won the Oscar but have stood the test of time. I guarantee that at least one of these will work it's way into your brain ...

1) Just the Way You Look Tonight. "Lovely, never ever change. Keep that breathless charm. Won't you please arrange it because I love you ... just the way you look tonight." Swing Time. 1936.

2) Over the Rainbow. "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why can't I?" The Wizard of Oz. 1939

3) When You Wish Upon a Star. "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you." Pinocchio. 1940

4) White Christmas. "May your days be happy and bright, and may all your Christmases be bright." Holiday Inn. 1942.

5) All the Way. "When somebody loves you it's no good unless she loves you all the way ..." Joker's Wild. 1957.

6) Moon River. "Moon River, wider than a mile, I'll be crossing you in style someday." Breakfast at Tiffany's. 1961.

7) Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. "So I just did me some talking to the sun and I said I didn't like the way he got things done. Sleepin' on the job ..." Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 1969.

8) The Theme from Shaft. "Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine with all the chicks?" Shaft. 1971.

9) The Way We Were. "So it's the laughter we will remember, whenever we remember the way we were." The Way We Were. 1973.

10) Evergeen. "You and I will make each night a first, every day a beginning ..." A Star Is Born. 1976

11) I Just Called to Say I Love You. "I just called to say how much I care. I just called to say I love you, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart." The Woman in Red. 1984.

12) Can You Feel the Love Tonight? "It's enough to make kings and vagabonds believe the very best." The Lion King. 1994.

13) Lose Yourself. "You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you better never let it go." 8 Mile. 2002.

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  1. I've always loved #1. The Oscars this Sunday! Happy T12!

  2. I was wondering if anyone was going to do something Oscar related this week! I recognized all but the last. My post

  3. Great songs. I can see them winning Oscars. By the way, Ann Curtis answered your question. You can check out her response at

  4. My parents wedding song was Evergreen. I actually never bothered listening to it until just now.

  5. Think Clooney will ever sing?

    Enjoy your Thursday!

  6. Great list of songs!! Hard to pick a favorite....but ya know, I kinda like #13!

  7. Gah = #11. What an earworm.

  8. 13 is one of my favorites - and I am NOT even an Eminem fan.

  9. Evergreen .. what memories!