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"Lose Yourself" And Have "The Time of Your Life" Watching These 13 Oscar-Winning "Best Original Song" Videos

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How's your Oscar fever doing? Do you need to take some ibuprofen and lie down with a cool compress? If, instead, you've got some time to spend waste taking a musical stroll through Academy Awards history, we've got just the salve: A selection of songs that have won the coveted "Best Original Song" Oscar.

Let's start at the beginning, in 1934, with the first-ever time the award was given. It went to "The Continental" from The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


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1949: Betty Garrett and Red Skelton do a "gender reversed" rendition of "Baby It's Could Outside," done in a prior scene by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban in Neptune's Daughter.

Huckleberry friends, it's "Moon River," from 1961

Yep, the theme from Shaft won the Oscar in 1971

Time for some misty watercolor memories of "The Way We Were" in 1973

Irene Cara's "Fame" will live forever as the 1980 "Best Original Song" Oscar-winner

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Stevie Wonder just called to say he won the Oscar in 1984

"The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing, 1987 (and by the way, the 80s ones are some serious jams, look 'em up, they're pretty damn awesome)

Bruce Springsteen on "The Streets of Philadelphia" 1993

You knew it was coming..."My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic, 1997

Eminen's "Lose Yourself," 2002

"It's Hard Out There for a Pimp" 2005

This year's two nominees are:
- "Man or Muppet" - The Muppets • Music and Lyrics: Bret McKenzie
- "Real in Rio" - Rio • Music: Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown • Lyrics: Siedah Garrett

Now, if only the Muppets were hosting...