Award won: Best Original Song ("Flashdance… What a Feeling," Irene Cara)

It's only right that Irene Cara's massive Billboard hit "Flashdance… What a Feeling" took home the Oscar for Best Original Song—without her original recording, director Adrian Lyne's cheesy Cinderella-in-spandex drama would've sank into cinematic obscurity.

The ubiquitousness of Cara's single lent pop culture relevance to a film that's B-movie fluff with an unfortunate, gorgeous, and charismatic star (Jennifer Beals) going through the insufferable motions of hackneyed romance and formulaic character development. Those who hate James Cameron's Titanic even more than Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" should feel right at home here.