Much of the music that has won an Oscar for Best Original Song defines its generation. The music you know and love from this list says a little something about you and the kind of movies you watch. Some of the songs had such popular acclaim outside of the movie that they supported that you may be surprised that they were theme songs in the first place.
Whenever possible, we used the version of the song that appeared in the movie associated with the Oscar win. On a few occasions, we instead had to substitute a popular version of the song - although we tried to pick one from the same era.