record of the year.For months this song was at the top of all of the charts and stuck in everybody’s head. And let us not forget, when Taylor Swift is nominated…she wins.
My vote for album of the year is “Babel” by Mumford and Sons. This English indie folk band added a much welcome alternative to the overly poppy, overly edited songs that had been plaguing the ears of listeners all around.
“Call Me Maybe,” a song that many claim to hate, but in actuality, adore. This song was the song of this summer and inspired many parodies, Namely by the Harvard baseball and Olympic swim teams. Yes, the popularity of this song has then crashed and burned, but no song that got as popular as Carly Rae Jepsen’s could go unrecognized as song of the year.
The recipient of ‘Best New Artist’ should be the Lumineers. Once again a group that alleviates some of the torment that is inspired by the all too common obnoxious music of today. They are best known for their catchy, lofty song: “Ho Hey”.
For other top categories my predictions go as follows:
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele with “Set Fire to the Rain,” because it is a Adel; therefore, any other argument is invalid and every other nominee is without hope.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye’s “Somebody That I used to Know,” featuring Kimbra.
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Overexposed” from Maroon 5.
Best Rock Performance: “I Will Wait”. Call me biased, but this upbeat song, where you can understand the lyrics should be honored so that it may encourage an increase in this genre.
Best Rock Album: “Mylo Xyloto” from Coldplay, because I have yet to meet somebody that dislikes this group.
Best Rap Song: “Mercy,” from Kanye West and featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
Best Country Song: “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” by the Eli Young Band.