10 Great Live Performances from The Oscars®

10 Great Live Performances from The Oscars®

With another great Oscar Night behind us, we look forward to many more amazing songs in movies this year and beyond. Here are some of our favorite live performances at the Oscars over the years.

GAGA GRAMMYs

For us, the pick of the GRAMMYs was Lady Gaga's tribute to David Bowie. Gaga channeling Bowie, jigging and jagging through outfit changes while belting out healthy doses of some of our favorites, eight in total: Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Fame, Let's Dance and ending with Heroes.

Gwen Stefani's 4 Minute Commercial Break / Music Video

It's the first music video filmed live during network broadcast...it's also a commercial. Gwen Stefani helps us skip through the break in this 4 minute Target commercial for this year's GRAMMYs.

The ad features Gwen Stefani performing her song "Make Me Like You" with multiple costume and scene changes. In one scene while rollerskating around a bend, Gwen appears to fall – Wait! she's okay, it's stunt double. Took us right back to Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu. 

Gwen Stefani "Make Me Like You" from the upcoming album THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE (out March 18) Get the album with 4 extra songs only at Target http://smarturl.it/TIWTTFLtgt 

David Bowie: Top 5 Scenes with Songs

David Bowie: Top 5 Scenes with Songs

 

"Heroes" in Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

A great song always crosses generations. "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors is one of those tracks, so is Zeppelin's "Going to California", and most songs by Michael Jackson. David Bowie's "Heroes" is one of those magical songs that transports you into another world. Lifting you up, believing you can do anything. Everyone feels connected to this song. Matching it to this moment in Perks of Being a Wallflower [Stephen Chbosky] brings this classic 1977 song to a new audience while bringing existing Bowie fans to this great film.

"Golden Years" in A Knight's Tale (2001)

This starts off in a traditional sense with the usual banquet music, then shifts you right into Bowie's "Golden Years". This scene is much like the rest of the film – quirky and fun. Robin Hood, Men it Tights comes to mind. It's a fun movie and always good to see Heath Ledger on screen. 

"Cat People" in Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Beautiful balance of darkness, suspense and beauty in this Tarantino classic film Inglourious Basterds. Shoshanna prepares to take out the Nazi's in the theatre. In one of the best Tarantino scenes ever, we root for her in this daunting task, hoping she pulls it off and gets out alive. If you haven't seen the film, do it!

"Life on Mars" in American Horror Story

This is an unusual one. Jessica Lange covers Life on Mars in American Horror Story which gives it the oddness required for this theme. Also memorable is the Seu Jorge cover the song in Wes Anderson's The Life Acquatic, but we thought we'd showcase this scene instead. 

"Space Oddity" The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) 

Kristen Wiig sings and plays guitar over David Bowie's Space Oddity. This beautifully shot and executed scene helps us travel through the mind of Walter Mitty. It's a great movie for all you dreamers out there. Thanks Mr Bowie, you've helped us all dream a little more. We miss you.