55th Grammy Awards Nominations - Best Dance Recording

Rashmi Daryanani , 05 Feb 2013
Grammy Nominations
Grammy Nominations – Best Dance Recording

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be telecast LIVE on Vh1, courtesy of NESCAFÉ. Tune in: Feb 11th at 6:30 am for LIVE telecast, and 9 pm for a primetime repeat.

The next category of Grammy nominations are the Best Dance Recording. Previous winners include Skrillex (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites), Rhianna (Only Girl in the World), Lady Gaga (Poker Face), Daft Punk (Harder Better Faster Stronger) and Justin Timberlake (Lovestoned). Check out this year’s list of nominees!

1) Levels

Avicii
Tim Bergling & Ash Pournouri, producers; Tim Bergling, mixer

Avicii is actually Swedish house producer/DJ Tim BerglingLevels contains a vocal sample from 1962 Gospel song Something’s Got a Hold of Me by Etta James. The song was a major hit across Europe, especially in Sweden and Norway.

2) Let’s Go

Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo
Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer

Let’s Go was used in the UK as the soundtrack of a Pepsi Max advertising campaign featuring Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.

3) Bangarang

Skrillex ft Sirah
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer

This is the title track of Skrillex’s 4th EP. The song features vocals by Sirah, who also sang for another track on the same album.

4) Don’t You Worry Child

Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin
Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian

The music video of Don’t You Worry Child chronicles SHM’s Milton Keynes gig, which was their last live show in the UK. It’s their final single before they went on indefinite hiatus, and the track has topped the charts in several countries.

5) I Can’t Live Without You

Al Walser
Al Walser, producer; Al Walser, mixer

The surprise nomination this year – Al Walser is the virtually unknown one amongst this group, with this song releasing on September 21, 2012 – only 9 days before the Grammy nominations’ cut-off date.

Who do you think should take away the Grammy for Best Dance Recording? Tell us in the comments below – and for more, join the Twitter conversation#GrammysWithVh1.

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