TORONTO — Millions of people were familiar with “Let It Go” from the Frozen soundtrack before it was performed at the Oscars by Idina Menzel — after all, the song is featured in a movie that has grossed $1 billion worldwide.
But millions more heard it for the first time on Sunday, when it won the Academy Award for Original Song.
The song — not to be confused with the ’80s hit of the same name by Canadian singer Luba — has been recorded many times. Whether it’s by a teenage boy alone in his room, a pair of young girls or a guy playing a ukulele, there is probably a version for every taste.
Here is Menzel’s original version from Frozen followed by 10 cover versions and parodies that have popped up this season online:
“Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel in the movie Frozen
“Let It Go” performed by Demi Lovato from the Frozen soundtrack
“Let It Go” performed by Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
“Just Don’t Go” performed by Cincinnati traffic reporter Bob Herzog
“Let It Go” with Vivaldi’s “Winter” performed by ThePianoGuys
“Let It Go” performed by Alex Boye with One Voice Children’s Choir
“Let It Go” acoustic male version performed Gunnar Oden
“Let It Go” mashup (with Passenger’s “Let Her Go”) performed by Sam Tsui
“Let It Go” performed by Maddie and Zoe
“Let It Go” performed by vocal group Cimorelli
“Let It Go” performed on the ukulele by Sungha Jung
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