It’s that time of the year again folks. Award season is upon is and the Grammys are up next! I thought I’d give you a quick crash course in who’s up for accolades with a blog series dedicated to the Grammys. If you love song trivia as much as I do (radio ke side effects!) then enjoy!
PS. Previous winners include some of my favorites, Adele‘s Rolling in the Deep, Kings of Leon‘s Use Somebody and Amy Winehouse‘s Rehab. xoxo
The Black Keys
Track from: El Camino
The music video features one Derrick T. Tuggle dancing to the song in the lobby of a motel. It’s in the same tradition of other seemingly improvised dancing clips as David Bowie and Mick Jagger‘s Dancing In The Street and Fatboy Slim‘s Praise You.
Track from: Stronger
The song was inspired from the Friedrich Nietzsche quotation, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
Track from: Some Nights
This was the most listened to song on Facebook in 2012. Runner-up was Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used To Know.
Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Track from: Making Mirrors
Gotye didn’t begin writing this song as a duet, but after he finished the first verse, he realized he had nowhere to go with the character he was writing about, and needed to introduce another voice. The Canadian indie band, Walk Off the Earth, recorded an unusual cover of the song. 5 people playing a single guitar which became a YouTube sensation.
Track from: Channel Orange
Track from: Red
The video was shot in one continuous take with no edits and features Swift in five different outfits, which required some very quick costume changes by the singer! All her clothes were put together with Velcro and snaps so that she could have three different outfits layered on top of each other.
Personally I think Gayote’s got this one in the bag! For more join the Twitter conversation #GrammysWithVh1