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Fact: Lady Gaga's spectacular Sound of Music tribute was the highlight of Oscars 2015. And while we'll always respect her game-changing grade of kooky artistry, we've gotta say that sans meat dress, Gaga is undeniably at her best. Here are five of her best live performances ever. Enjoy.

"Captivated," NYU's Ultraviolet Live, 2005

A professional and heartfelt performance by pre-Gaga Stefani Germanotta. 

"Edge of Glory," Howard Stern, 2011

Gaga's gritty, emotive voice took over Howard Stern's studio. 

"Marry the Night," Alan Carr: Chatty Man, 2009

Her gorgeous vocals make you forget all about that a massive pink bow.

"The Lady Is A Tramp," with Tony Bennett, 2011

Gaga and Bennett delighted with this playful 1930s hit. 

"Sound of Music" Medley, Oscars, 2015

And in case you missed it, the performance that has everyone talking. 

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