Frozen, Disney's latest entry into their animated movie musical canon, is still dominating the box office, and all the while its centerpiece song is slowly conquering YouTube. "Let It Go" is the big showstopper—if this were a stage show—in which the magical queen Elsa accepts her icy power and says goodbye to the world she knows; a world that doesn't accept her. The song as sung by Idina Menzel is an epic power ballad, not unlike Menzel's hit from her Tony-winning stint in Wicked, "Defying Gravity." And so, just like that song before it, "Let It Go" has become an anthem across the internet. From babies to metal, here is a guide to what the internet has done with the likely Oscar winner. It couldn't be a more perfect day to pretend you're Elsa and belt: "the cold never bothered me anyway."
Idina Menzel's version of the song from the movie is really the only version you need, but there are more.
The Official Pop Version
In the grand tradition of Celine Dion's version of "Beauty and the Beast," Disney enlisted pop star Demi Lovato to sing a the radio-ready version of the song. It suffices if you're into that kind of thing.
The K-pop Version
Hyorin is Korea's Demi Lovato, at least when it comes to pop covers of "Let It Go." The French pop version by Anaïs Delva is also worth a listen. "Libérée, Délivrée" is actually a pretty catchy lyric.
The Baby Version
A baby—well, really a four year old—works her way through the song, clearly not exactly knowing what all the words are. If your heart doesn't melt by the time this kid pronounces "good girl" as "dood dirl" then you're not human. There's also another kid version, but it is inferior. Sorry, inferior kids.
The Man Version
If you really wanted Elsa to be a Disney prince rather than a Disney princess, this is the cover for you. Someone lowered the pitch on the song and suddenly Idina sounds like, well, the male version of Idina.
The Profane Version
This version (via Jezebel) is what adults know Elsa is trying to say: fuck everything.
The Cosplay Version
A pretty tame cover—but with costumes!
The Metal Version
You might be more accurate categorizing this as pop punk, but it comes via Norway and, well, exists.
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