"Ordinary Love" - U2 Oscars Performance 3.2.2014 [Official Video]

Derek Kademian

by Derek Kademian

Published March 3, 2014

The Oscars are the biggest entertainment award show every year, and this year featured some interesting entries into the pool for Best Original Song. Watch U2 perform their song "Ordinary Love" from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom above.

Much like the music video for "Ordinary Love" which was released in 2013, this performance pulls at the heartstrings. Just thinking about the incredible life of the great Nelson Mandela is deep enough to get goosebumps. This haunting acoustic performance is part slow burning vocal pop and part subdued folk rock. Like a lot of U2's music, the message of the song is simple, yet poignant.

Bono's vocal melodies and falsetto are perhaps over the top, but that's always been U2's modus operandi. It's cool to see The Edge contributing some vocal harmonies and his post-punk guitar style is still legendary. Ever the showman, Bono crawls out to the edge of the stage during the performance and then triumphantly reaches up toward the sky as a giant picture of Mendala is projected behind the band.

Check out all the rest of the official 2014 Oscars music performance videos right here on Zumic:

Karen O & Ezra Koenig perform “The Moon Song” from Her

Pink performs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz

Idina Menzel performs "Let It Go" from Frozen

Bette Midler performs “Wind Beneath My Wings” from Beaches

Pharrell performs “Happy” from Despicable Me 2

In case you were wondering, the winner of Best Original Song went to the Disney movie Frozen, for the song "Let It Go."





Source: The Oscars Official Website

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