The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added the category of Best Song in its seventh year with “The Continental” from the 1934 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers classic musical “Gay Divorcee” picking up the first honor.
Over the years there have been some odd Best Song choices — it’s hard to believe “Sweet Leilani” from the 1937 Bing Crosby musical “Waikiki Wedding” beat out the George and Ira Gershwin standard “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” from “Shall We Dance.”
The John Kander and Fred Ebb tune “New York, New York’ from the 1977 Martin Scorsese musical drama of the same name has become the Big Apple’s theme song. But it wasn’t even nominated for a Best Song Oscar. (“You Light Up My Life” took home the award.)
So how well do you know your Oscar nominated and winner songs? Do you think you are pitch perfect or tone deaf? You’ll find out when you take our quiz below. See more quizzes.