Grammy Predictions: Song of the Year

In the second of four races in the General Field, Darrin Dortch and David Schnelwar agree on what will win and should win this award. They have already predicted Best New Artist.

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Beg, Steal or Borrow,” Ray LaMontagne
“F*** You,” Cee Lo Green
“Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem & Rihanna
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
“The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert

Darrin's take: For some reason, Grammy voters never nominate rap songs here. “Lie” is only the third rap song to earn a nomination here and is unlikely to win unless Eminem sweeps. “The House That Built Me” was snubbed in Record of the Year and no one has heard “Beg, Steal or Borrow” so they won’t win either. After Beyonce’s shocking win here last year, “F*** You” could upset since three R&B songs have won here in the past decade. Despite several splits in Record and Song of the Year winners this past decade, I think “Need You Now” will win here, too, since, for the most part, Record and Song of the Year winners usually match up.

Will win: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Should win: “F*** You,” Cee Lo Green
Spoiler: “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem & Rihanna

David's take: "Need You Now" is the frontrunner to win Song of the Year but faces stiff competition from another Country song "The House That Built Me." These songs could split the Country voting block. "Love The Way You Lie" and "F*** You" are also both nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.  "F*** You" failed to receive a Best R&B Song nomination and is not likely to upset. "Love The Way You Lie" could benefit if both Country songs split the vote and could be the first Rap song to win Song of the Year. "Beg Borrow Or Steal" is a non-hit and non-factor in the race. I predict "Need You Now" to win.

Will win: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Should win: "F*** You,” Cee Lo Green
Spoiler: "Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem & Rihanna

PREDICTIONS IN OTHER FIELDS

MUSIC VIDEO: Best Short Form

COUNTRY: Best Country Album, Best Country Song, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

ALTERNATIVE: Best Alternative Music Album

R&B: Best R&B Song, Best Urban/Alternative Performance, Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

POP: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

DANCEBest Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording

RAPBest Rap SongBest Rap Album, Best Rap Duo or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Solo Performance

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