"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" 'ÂDon Juan DeMarco' (1995)
Nominee: Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen
"Don Juan DeMarco," starring Johnny Depp as a young man who believes he is the titular lover of legend, was The Notebook of its time. The song itself had potential. Incorporating some of Depp's character's quotes from the film, the track actually appeared in a couple of forms in the film itself, in the background or sung by a mariachi band, and serves as an effective refrain as romance gradually returns to the lives of several of the characters. Then, there is the breathy, overwrought version by Bryan Adams that shows up in the closing credits, which completely destroys the mystique of the song with its complete lack of self-awareness. That's the one that was nominated.