Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards the “Best Original Song” Oscar. The songs that have won are, needless to say, an eclectic bunch. We want to find out which is the best, and to do that we need your help.
Listen to the short, ~30 second excerpt of each randomly selected Best Song winner (or, in the case of 2017, the nominees). Then, click the name of the song you think is better. Try not to judge them on the quality of the audio, as obviously contemporary recordings have a higher quality than earlier records.
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Mars is fascinating, so fascinating that FiveThirtyEight is spending a whole month just writing about it. Given that it’s March Madness — and given humanity’s longstanding tradition of hurling robots and cameras at Mars with varying degrees of success, you know, like a free throw — we wanted to figure out the winner of the ultimate Martian bracket.
Seeds and such come later, but for now, merely select the cooler Mars mission or landmark: