Worst: "You'll Be in My Heart" ('Tarzan,' 1999)
Think of the drum hit from "In the Air Tonight." Now imagine its exact aural and emotional opposite. Congratulations: You've just won the Best Song Academy Award! Phil Collins collected the statue for the lamest entry in a very lame run of animated-feature Oscar winners, which in addition to Elton's Lion King contribution also included Aladdin's wedding-song staple "A Whole New World," Pocahontas's would-be woke anthem "Colors of the Wind" and the Whitney/Mariah duet "When You Believe" from Dreamworks' Prince of Egypt. Weirdly, Collins' songs for the soundtrack were inserted as-is rather than sung by the characters, because co-director Kevin Lima thought a singing Tarzan "would be ridiculous." As opposed to the normal, non-ridiculous Tarzan?