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By Alex Heigl
Updated January 27, 2014 12:00 AM
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It was an evening where the top awards went to robots. An evening where Pharrell’s hat won its own Twitter account. An evening where we saw Yoko Ono appreciate both Daft Punk and “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.” It was the 2014 Grammys, and we are here to pay tribute to its many surprises in .gif form.

Between the red carpet run-up, thundering musical performances, and candid reaction shots that made it all worthwhile, it was a Grammys ceremony awash in small, easily-looped insanity. Enjoy our favorites below, and never forget: #Pharrellshat.

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Jay and Bey set a high bar early in the evening with this dual “surfboard” dance during her performance of “Drunk in Love.”

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Macklemore preached the “Same Love” for us all, with a little help from Queen Latifah.

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In an evening rich with dance-move reaction shots, Yoko stood out as she lost herself to dance.

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Of course, Sir Paul’s finger-snappin’ move was no slouch either.

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Katy Perry’s witchy performance of “Dark Horse” made it seem like she was auditioning for a spot on American Horror Story: Coven.

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Jay Z, referring to his Grammy as Blue Ivy’s new “sippy cup:” Unfathomably ballin’ or kind of tacky?

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Pharrell and #Pharrellshat, paying tribute to his (and all of your) new robotic overlords, Daft Punk.

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Taylor Swift got down to virtually every act, but it was the Kendrick Lamar/Imagine Dragons mashup that really got her going.

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Pink’s impromptu Cirque de Soleil audition/performance was a clear crowd-pleaser.

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Lorde’s performance was relatively low-key by the evening’s standards, but her dance moves were still captivating.

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Imagine Dragons were blasted with cannons full of color during their performance; subsequent reaction shots of the band showed they neglected to change afterwards.

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Sara Bareilles practically exploded following her heartfelt duet with Carole King and warmed all our hearts in the process.

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Metallica and Lang Lang proved that everything – everything – is better with gouts of flame.

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Jay couldn’t resist giving his wife a little love-tap as they performed “Drunk in Love.” (as if you’d do anything differently in his shoes)

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Taylor Swift proved her enthusiasm was not limited to other performers with her enthusiastic head-banging during her own rendition of “All Too Well.”

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And all it took to teach the robots to love was Record of the Year.