HuffPost Workouts: Oscar-Winning Music You Can Exercise To

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While the big moments of the 2013 Oscars undeniably belong to movies (and wardrobe malfunctions), music has been nominated for its very own Academy Award since 1935. Categories for best original score and best original song were introduced at the 7th Academy Awards.

Since then, a wide range of songs and artists have been recognized. Nominated for best original song this year are: "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"; "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"; "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"; and "Skyfall" from "Skyfall."

We combed the archives for the Oscar-winning songs you can work out to. Let us know if you actually would in the comments below -- or if we left any off the list!

  • "Lose Yourself" from 2002's "8 Mile"
  • "Flashdance... What A Feeling" from 1983's "Flashdance"
  • "Jai Ho" from 2008's "Slumdog Millionaire"
  • "Fame" from 1980's "Fame"
  • "Theme From 'Shaft'" from 1971's "Shaft"
  • "Things Have Changed" from 2000's "Wonder Boys"
  • "Last Dance" from 1978's "That God It's Friday"
  • "Hard Out Here For a Pimp" from 2005's "Hustle & Flow"
  • "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" from 1987's "Dirty Dancing"

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