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: "We May Never Love Like This Again" ('The Towering Inferno,' 1974)

Today, we think of Seventies Hollywood as the stomping ground of maverick masters like Scorsese and Coppola, and the birth of the blockbuster era midwifed by their pals Spielberg and Lucas. Yet the decade was dominated by big-budget, star-studded disaster movies that were every bit as popular and ubiquitous as superhero movies are today. And two of the genre's biggest box-office successes took home Best Song Oscars: "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure, in 1972 – and this virtually identical track from The Towering Inferno two years later. Both are collaborations between singer Maureen McGovern and songwriters Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. And while it was tough to pick which one was more offensive to human ears, let's just say "We May Never Love Like This Again" won for a reason. We may never hear anything the same ever again.

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