Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the mid-1970s, including ‘I’m Easy,’ ‘Evergreen’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the mid-1970s, including ‘I’m Easy,’ ‘Evergreen’
This article marks Part 13 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 1974 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“I Feel Love” from “Benji

Blazing Saddles” from “Blazing Saddles

“Wherever Love Takes Me” from “Gold

“Little Prince” from “The Little Prince

“We May Never Love Like This Again” from “The Towering Inferno

Won: “We May Never Love Like This Again” from “The Towering Inferno

Should’ve won: “I Feel Love” from “Benji

While 1973 marked perhaps the strongest Best Original Song line-up of the decade, 1974 nearly competes with the truly dreadful 1972 as the decade’s bottom of the barrel in original music for the big screen. If not for a couple of these nominees, this category would be
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