Live Poll: Most Surprising Oscar Song Snub

  • 1
  • Praise
  • Updated 9 months ago
  • (Edited)
These celebrated songs were eligible to be nominated for Oscars, yet they weren't. Which surprises you most?

On the Good Ship Lollipop by Shirley Temple
Whistle While You Work, Heigh-Ho and Some Day My Prince Will Come from Snow White
South of the Border by Gene Autry
Steppin' Out with My Baby by Fred Astaire
Silver Bells by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell
Love Me Tender by Elvis
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Where the Boys Are by Connie Francis
Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey
Any song from The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night
To Sir, With Love by Lulu
Springtime for Hitler from The Producers
Suicide Is Painless from MASH
Pure Imagination by Gene Wilder
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens
Freddie's Dead or Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
Car Wash or I Wanna Get Next to You by Rose Royce
Any of the songs from the smash soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever including Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees and others
The Rose by Bette Midler
Rock and Roll High School by the Ramones
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life From Monty Python's Life of Brian
Call Me by Blondie
I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins
Any of the big hits from Xanadu
Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Darling Nikki, Purple Rain or I Would Die 4 U all by Prince
Jungle Love by Morris Day and the Time
Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
If You Leave by OMD
Live to Tell by Madonna
Going Back to Cali by LL Cool J
Kokomo by the Beach Boys
Fight the Power by Public Enemy
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
Dyslexic Heart or Waiting for Somebody by Paul Westerberg
This Used to Be My Playground by Madonna
This Is Halloween or any of the other songs from this film
Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb
I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Independent Women Pt. 1 by Destiny's Child
Playground Love by Air
The Wrestler by Bruce Springsteen


Photo of Jen

Jen, Champion

  • 4905 Posts
  • 3163 Reply Likes

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Peter

Peter, Champion

  • 8248 Posts
  • 10756 Reply Likes
Photo of Jen

Jen, Champion

  • 4905 Posts
  • 3163 Reply Likes
Photo of Jen

Jen, Champion

  • 4905 Posts
  • 3163 Reply Likes

Photo of MST3K (and Narnia) is Awesome

MST3K (and Narnia) is Awesome

  • 4958 Posts
  • 8622 Reply Likes
Can't Help Falling In Love or Call Me. 
Jen, where are you?  :)  Got suggs.
Photo of Stephen Atwood

Stephen Atwood

  • 2261 Posts
  • 2574 Reply Likes
Dear lord please remove R. Kelly from the list. For all that's holy and sane. 
Photo of rubyfruit76

rubyfruit76, Champion

  • 6252 Posts
  • 8214 Reply Likes
Photo of CatnipTARDIS


  • 11 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
Interesting—the two currently tied for 1st (Pure Imagination and Goldfinger) were both written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.
Photo of Dan Dassow

Dan Dassow, Champion

  • 16993 Posts
  • 19275 Reply Likes
Congratulations yrnej on your 664th live poll! As of 6-Oct-2019 12:43 AM Pacific your polls have 844,401 or more votes, for an average of 1,272 votes per poll.

Most Surprising Oscar Song Snub
8142nd Live Poll:

This is the 3,708th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 8,746,545 votes for an average of 2,359 votes per poll.
Total Number of Votes			18,013,139
Projected Date of 20 Million Votes	19-Dec-2020
Days Until 20 Million Votes		432
This is the list of yrnej's polls as of 13-Sep-2019:

Sorted Alphabetically

In Decreasing Order of Votes

Alphabetical List of Polls

Top IMDb Polls

IMDb Polls - Descending Order of Votes

Summary Statistics

Key Threads - IMDb Poll FAQs Index

How to Improve the Chance of Having your Poll on the Home Page