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"Skyfall" Won The Oscar For Best Song -But What Does Oscar Know?

I know I never have a good word for Adele, but really it's too late to stop now and the horrendous "Skyfall" is big feelings for people who have forgotten how to feel and need constant prompts to remind them how.Was it always like that at the oscars? well, let's take a look… here are the best and that break from 1991 to 2013 (more or less), that's modern pop. To put it another way, they peaked in 1936.

1935 – The Lullabye Of Broadway – Woah, from the big white way  via Busby and a masterpiece of course – Grade: A+

1936 – The Way You Look Tonight – beat out "pennies from heaven" and "I've Got You Under My Skin". You're kidding me, right? – Grade: A+

1938 – Thanks For The Memory – Gave Bob Hop his theme song – Grade: B+

1939 – Over The rainbow – They sure got that one right. Great year for movies, by the way, music? less so – Grade: A+

1940 – When You Wish Upon A Star – Gave Disney their theme song – Grade: A-

1942 – White Christmas – Most popular song of all time. Seventy years later and you can't throw a brick during Xmas without hitting somebody singing it – Grade: A+

1945 – It Might as Well Be Spring – From "State Fair" – I gotta feeling we'll be hearing from Rodgers And hammerstein again before all is said and done – Grade: A-

1947 – Zip A Dee Doo Dah – If you can get past the racism… – Grade:A-

1948 – Buttons And Bows – Classic Bob Hope Western song – Grade: A

1949 – Baby, It's Cold Outside – It comes on like a novelty track but all these years later, really? – Grade: A

1950 – Mona Lisa – Haunting pop song – Grade: A

1951 – High None (No Don't Forsake Me Oh My Darling) – Story western song – Grade: A-

1956 – Que Sera Sera – Doris Day's win is a lovely old fashioned pop song – Grade: A

1959 – High Hopes – That's Mr. Sinatra to you – Grade: A

1960 – Never On Sunday – Greece was never so charming – Grade: A

1961 – Moon River – Audrey hepburn sings Henry mancini – Grade: A+

1964 – Chim Chimn Chee ree – "What's New Pussycat" never stood a chance – Grade: A+

1966 – Born Free – Probably to make up for being unable to give it to him for the Bond Theme – Grade: B+

1969 – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head – Bacharah and David have no Mary Poppins to contend with

1970 – For All we Know – The Carpenters!!!! – Grade: A-

1971 – Theme from Shaft – No it isn't James brown but at least it's Issaac Hayes! – Grade: A

1973 – The Way We Were – Barbra at her best – Grade: A-

1976 – Evergreen  – And again though the movie sucked – Grade: B+

1985 – I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder is fine but there was  nine years of dross… Grade: A

1991 –  Beauty And The Beast – Angela Lansbury and Disney, why not? Five of the next ten years would be Disney movies and the Springsteen song was a dog – Grade: B+

2000 – Things Have Changed – Dylan's classic answer song to "The Times They Are A Changing" – Grade: A+

2002 – Lose Yourself – Eminem – Good rap song – Grade: B+

2010 – We Belong Together – Randy Newman – Masterpiece of children's pop for adults – Grade: A

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