Whether it was paying tribute to a departed diva or learning it's not easy being Cee Lo Green, TV was filled with awesome musical moments during 2012.
Over the last year viewers saw the debut of not one, but two musical shows (Smash" and "Nashville"), watched "Glee" grow up, and had a plethora of musical competition shows on almost every major network.
Below, relive the best musical moments of 2012 -- in no particular order -- from "Smash" to "American Horror Story: Asylum."
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"All I Want For Christmas," Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
You've got to hand it to Jimmy Fallon for helping reinvent a holiday classic. This new "All I Want For Christmas" and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ4Xmp9XhIw">his collaboration with Christina Aguliera of "Your Body" with office supplies</a> made us smile. Hopefully there are many more of these videos to come.
"Let Me Be Your Star," "Smash"
Every dreamer's anthem, "Let Me Be Your Star" was a shining moment in musical TV history. It was the promise of something grand and it set the tone for ... what should have been a great season of "Smash." Unfortunately, the show stumbled a bit, but "Let Me Be Your Star" remains a beacon of hope that "Smash" can deliver great performances, top writing and a feeling of overwhelming promise and joy. Plus, it picked up a Grammy nomination.
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Carly Rose Sonenclar on "The X Factor"
Carly Rose Sonenclar is reason enough to watch two hours of "The X Factor" a week. The 13-year-old routinely blows the other contestants out of the water and is destined for record sales. Her performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" took us there and back.
"How Will I Know," "Glee"
Out of all the many, many Whitney Houston songs that were covered over a variety of TV programs, the "Glee" cover of "How Will I Know" was the most hauntingly beautiful. It didn't try and ape Whitney's iconic performance directly, instead the show put its own spin on the classic and Naya Rivera, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley and Lea Michele sang the heck out of the song.
"Zoo Bisou Bisou,""Mad Men"
And with that, Jessica Pare became a star and announced the triumphant return to "Mad Men."
"And I Am Telling You," Jennifer Holliday & Jessica Sanchez on "American Idol"
Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holliday, two huge voices on one big song. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Holliday's scene-stealing facial expressions while belting the notes.
"You Don't Own Me," "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Sure, it's a demon-possessed nun dancing around in another nun's lingerie, but that's why it was such a great moment of TV. Plus, Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" will never be old.
"Brotherhood of Man" - NBC Stars
A throwback to classic network promos, NBC's "Brotherhood of Man" Super Bowl commercial is a highlight we'd happily revisit. Mariska Hargitay, who knew?
"If I Didn't Know Better," "Nashville"
Though Connie Britton is certainly the draw of "Nashville" -- as is Hayden Panettiere for a younger set -- another duo have become the show's breakout stars. Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio play songwriting team Scarlett and Gunnar and their music -- largely written by T. Bone Burnett -- is "Nashville's" musical highlight. It all started with their cover of The Civil Wars' "If I Didn't Know Better."
"It's Not Easy Being Green," Cee Lo Green & Kermit the Frog on "The Voice"
Cee Lo knows a thing or two about being Green. His new holiday album featuring The Muppets is everywhere -- and adorable -- so his duet with Kermit of "It's Not Easy Being Green" on "The Voice" hit all the right notes. It made us nostalgic, happy and gave a new spin on a classic.
"Like A Prayer" - "Happy Endings"
One word: Mandonna. "Like a Prayer" was the perfect way to end a spot-on "Happy Endings."
"Secret Plan," "30 Rock"
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney has had many fine musical moments over the past seven years of "30 Rock," but during this final year she's nailed several, repeatedly. From "Jenna Is Listening" to her summer dance jam, "Balls," it's been quite a year Jenna. However, her "Secret Plan" song was just flawless.
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