Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Post-1970s Neil Young Songs

See what song managed to beat 'Harvest Moon,' 'Philadelphia' and 'I'm The Ocean'

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8. "Philadelphia"

Philadelphia is one of the greatest tearjerkers of the 1990s cinema, and no scene is more upsetting than the very end when the family of AIDS survivor Andrew Beckett gathers to watch home movies from his childhood. Neil Young's mournful "Philadelphia" plays in the background, infusing the moment with even more sorrow. The song was nominated for on Oscar, but it couldn't compete with Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia." He did perform it at the ceremony, which also marked his wife Pegi's debut as his background singer. 

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