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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1940s, including ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’ and ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1940s, including ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’ and ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

This article marks Part 4 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1946 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“You Keep Coming Back Like a Song” from “Blue Skies

“Ole Buttermilk Sky” from “Canyon Passage

“All Through the Day” from “Centennial Summer”

“I Can’t Begin to Tell You” from “The Dolly Sisters

“On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” from “The Harvey Girls

Won and should’ve won: “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” from “The Harvey Girls

1946 marks a very obscure and awfully modest year in Best Original Song. There’s not really a rotten apple in the bunch, but there’s also nothing to get terribly head over heels about.

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