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Oscar Flashback: ‘Footloose,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ no match for Stevie Wonder in Best Original Song

Oscar Flashback: ‘Footloose,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ no match for Stevie Wonder in Best Original Song

This article marks Part 17 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 winners.

The 1984 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” from “Against All Odds”

Footloose” from “Footloose

“Let’s Hear It for the Boy” from “Footloose

Ghostbusters” from “Ghostbusters

“I Just Called to Say I Love You” from “The Woman in Red

Won: “I Just Called to Say I Love You” from “The Woman in Red

Should’ve won: “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” from “Against All Odds

Stevie Wonder‘s “I Just Called to Say I Love You” is a sweet, charmingly corny trifle, easily the most notable thing from Gene Wilder‘s midlife

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