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: "The Way We Were" ('The Way We Were,' 1973)

"Misty water-colored mem'ries" ... of McCarthyism? That seems to be the implication of Barbra Streisand's theme song for her period-piece romance with Robert Redford, who plays a writer whose Hollywood career is threatened by his relationship with Streisand's Marxist activist during the Red Scare. Their love affair is as awkward a match as the film's mix of heavy politics and rote melodrama; the track fits the latter to a tee, and that's not a compliment. Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, this siiiigh in musical form became Babs' signature song, dulling our own mem'ries of the livewire musical-comedy chops that made her a star in the first place.

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