Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Grammy Awards: For Your Consideration: Record of the Year

Technically, the prize for Record of the Year is to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to sales or chart position."

That's bullshit. Why? Katy Perry was nominated last year in this category. That's why.

Mostly, Record of the Year honors the year's most popular songs. Past recipients of the prize include Adele ("Rollin' in the Deep"), Kings of Leon ("Use Somebody"), Amy Winehouse ("Rehab") and Coldplay ("Clocks"), for songs that have reached #1 or near the top spot of the Billboard charts and around the world.

Here are some singles that should be considered for Record of the Year. Nominations will be announced in a live ceremony on December 5.

Alex Clare "Too Close"

The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling"

Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo "Let's Go"

David Byrne and St. Vincent "Who"

Grouplove "Tongue Tied"

Kimbra "Settle Down"

M.I.A. "Bad Girls"

Neon Trees "Everybody Talks"

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