Which Oscar Performance Was Your Favorite?

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updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET

originally published 03/03/2014 AT 12:00 AM ET

Here’s to the soundtracks.

The 2014 Academy Awards were as much about the songs that brought these films to life as they were about the coveted statuettes.

With a handful of performances punctuating memorable moments – like Liza Minelli’s blue streak on the red carpet, Lupita Nyong’o’s emotional acceptance speech and Jared Leto’s moving tribute to his mother – here’s who else stole the show.

Pharrell – who wore one of his signature hats to the show – kicked things off with his hit, “Happy.”

Next, Karen O and Ezra Koenig (lead singer of Vampire Weekend) performed “The Moon Song,” a quiet number featured in Spike Jonze’s Her.

U2’s song for Mandela “Ordinary Love” brought the audience to their feet.

Pink paid tribute to The Wizard of Oz with a moving rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

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Bette Midler sang at the Oscars for the first time in her lengthy career. As part of the “In Memoriam” segment, Midler sang “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”

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And Idina Menzel delivered a moving version of “Let It Go” from Frozen, which later won Best Song.

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