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: "My Heart Will Go On" ('Titanic,' 1997)

Celine Dion is funny, good-hearted, and can sing the shit out of Jim Steinman as well as anyone this side of Meat Loaf. Even Elliot Smith liked her. And chances are that by now, you've heard her berserkly popular theme from James Cameron's billion-dollar baby Titanic enough times to have grown kind of fond of it, like a weird relative you only see at Thanksgiving. But a song shouldn't have to bludgeon you into submission, and that's exactly what the melody by well-regarded film composer James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings and those larger-than life vocals by Dion do. We do love the performance she gave at the ceremony. But if we never hear this again, our hearts will most certainly still go on.

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