Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1960s, including ‘Moon River,’ ‘Days of Wine and Roses’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1960s, including ‘Moon River,’ ‘Days of Wine and Roses’
This article marks Part 8 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 1960 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“The Green Leaves of Summer” from “The Alamo

The Facts of Life” from “The Facts of Life

The Second Time Around” from “High Time

Never on Sunday” from “Never on Sunday

“Faraway Part of Town” from “Pepe

Won: “Never on Sunday” from “Never on Sunday

Should’ve won: “The Green Leaves of Summer” from “The Alamo

1960 Best Original Song is a mostly enjoyable affair and remarkable in at least one regard – it produced the first winner to hail from a foreign language film, the Melina Mercouri vehicle “Never on Sunday,” which also garnered a boatload of other nominations that year,
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