Saturday, February 13, 2016

Music: Grammy Nominations: Song of the Year

Now if you ask me what is the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year, I would have to admit that I have not fucking idea. Still they are two different categories. I looked it up and it says that Song of the Year is focused on the songwriter only whereas Record of the Year takes into account the entire contribution, hence a difference in nominees. 

One of the two crossovers from Record of the Year to song of the Year is Taylor Swift's "Blank Space". Seeing that this song has been put into both categories signals to me that it will win something so I could see Swift taking it in this category. She most definitely will win in the pop category. It would be hard to see her not take any awards Monday night. 

If you want to see my review of her album and analysis of chance I would check out my other two posts on the Grammys. 

Swift's competition for both awards is Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud". It's a good song and I would like to see it triumph over "Blank Space" but we'll see Monday night.

I haven't heard Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" very often since I'm not a big country fan. The song is slow and melodic and with a female singer proclaiming her love for a girl, it has the open-mindedness vote going for it, a bit of an oddity in Country Music. I don't see this song winning.

One of Kendrick Lamar's best songs of "To Pimp a Butterfly" is "Alright". It has cultural significance and I've heard it is popular amongst those protesting to the violence against young black man from police brutality. The music video is also fun to watch. Lamar's lyrics are alway on point so I wouldn't mind this song taking home the award. 

Wiz Kahlifa and Charlie Puth captured the sadness of Paul Walker's passing and how much he will be missed from the Fast and Furious franchise. It was a mistake not to nominate this song for an Academy Award so it might get to make up for it with a Grammy.

These are the five songs nominated for Song of the Year. Two of them are also nominated for Record of the Year. Two are raps songs and one is country. I like the variety and would recommend taking a listen if listeners haven't already because these songs are pretty popular. Excited to see who wins Monday night!

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