Top American Music Awards Moments: Past AMAs' Video Highlights

Taylor Swift performs in 2014
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Taylor Swift performs at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. 

From Miley Cyrus' giant cat to Taylor Swift's perfect self-parody, check out the most memorable AMAs performances ever.

Over the past 44 years, the American Music Awards have produced dozens of memorable performances, from the quiet grace of Madonna's duet with Babyface in 1995 to the controversial sexuality of Adam Lambert in 2009 to the historic collaboration of "We Are The World" in 1986. As we look forward to the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, check out these 12 memorable moments in the show's history:

Taylor Swift (2014)

PSY feat. MC Hammer (2012)

Celine Dion (2015)

2016 AMAs