5 Great Winners of the Best Original Song Oscar
5 great winners of best song
"When You Wish Upon a Star" from "Pinocchio" (1940): A personal choice, since this is the song my mother supposedly sang to me when I was a baby. Or so goes the lore — I was too young to remember. Written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington and sung by Cliff Edwards in the voice of perky sidekick Jiminy Cricket, this is probably the greatest song ever to come from a Disney animated movie. It's certainly the most identifiable with the studio, since it plays along with the logo before every Disney film. It's hopeful and earnest and unabashedly sentimental. And like the song that inspired this week's list, this one will really get stuck in your head. It also provided inspiration for one of the more daring episodes of "Family Guy," titled "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein."