The 10 Best (and Worst) Best Song Oscar-Winners of All Time

From 'Over the Rainbow' to 'It's Hard Out There for a Pimp,' the Best Song category's cream of the crop – and bottom of the barrel

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Worst: "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" ('Here Comes the Groom,' 1951)

The music is by Hoagy Carmichael, whose 1927 song "Stardust" has haunted the reverie of everyone from Willie Nelson to Martin Scorsese (who put it in both Goodfellas and Casino). The lyrics are by Johnny Mercer, an Oscar favorite with four wins (including "Moon River") and 19 nominations. The vocals are by Jane Wyman, who had the good sense to dump Ronald Reagan, and Bing Crosby, who's freaking Bing Crosby. Yet the result is an irritatingly upbeat dud with a jingly-jangly melody and gibberish lyrics. That's showbiz for ya.

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