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Introduced at the 7th annual Academy Awards in 1934, the category of Best Original Song has seen its share of high times and lean years. But for many people, it’s the song associated with a film that keeps the memory of the movie alive. Taking a look at all of the Academy Award-winning songs over the past 79 years, here are five of the best.

1969: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Music: Burt Bacharach
Lyrics: Hal David

It was an odd song choice for a modernistic “buddy Western,” but the quirky, nonsensical lyrics by David and memorable melody by Bacharach made for the perfect accompaniment to a scene chronicling Paul Newman’s first time mounting a new transportation device – the bicycle.

Additionally, the B.J. Thomas recording of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1970 for…

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The very first time I saw it (on youtube) I thought- ‘what the heck is that?’ and then I clicked the X button. I didn’t finish it. No, I couldn’t finish the ‘thing’. I didn’t give it much thought. No, the right word is “couldn’t”. I just ignored it the way someone ignores an unimportant, trivial thing, phenomenon or issue.

But heck! The thing keeps popping up each time I visit YouTube. And then some of my FB friends started talking about it– wondering, amused, baffled… Some were entertained. And then it evidently became a fad… or a craze. The thing is: some people were doing it almost everywhere– in a pool, inside their room, at school, etc. The list of places is just limitless. If one could do it in hell or on the moon, he could have done it. They’re…

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Nigeria News

Two women, Blessing Nwosa and Aminat Kehinde threw decency to the wind and fought publicly in Ijora Badia area Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, over a lover.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Blessing was angry that her friend, Aminat slept with her lover called Kenny who she claimed was planning to marry…

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