20 Greatest Best Song Oscar Performances

From Springsteen to Southern hip-hop and hot-buttered soul, Oscars' grandest, grooviest musical showstoppers

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5. Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island, 'Everything is Awesome' (2015)

Arguably the single most optimistic movie-theme song ever written, this sonic equivalent of a sugar high — sung by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara — could have brought down the house on its own. But they pulled out all the stops for this showstopping live performance: Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts rapping the lyrics while dressed in powder blue tuxedos; Will Arnett rocking out as Batman with Questlove; DayGlo construction workers and campy cowboy extras handing out Lego Oscar statuettes to the audience (including a smiley Oprah). Future generations will study this as the ne plus ultra of poptastic pastiche spectacles; it was, in a word, awesome. JP

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