Taylor Swift was only 20 when she won Album of the Year at the Grammys for “Fearless” in 2009. But despite enjoying even greater success in the years since, she still hasn’t won Record of the Year. On Aug. 31, she’s set to release “Wildest Dreams” as the fifth single from her blockbuster pop crossover album “1989.” But which of her Grammy-eligible songs gives her the best shot at a win in the top race? Vote in our poll below.
The first single off of “1989” was the ubiquitous multi-platinum hit “Shake it Off,” which was nominated for Record of the Year last year. That was her third bid in that top category, following “You Belong with Me” (2009) and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (2012). Now she’s got four chances to get back in, but which one will get her that elusive Grammy win: “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Bad Blood” or “Wildest Dreams”?
“Blank Space” replaced “Shake it Off” at number-one on Billboard’s Hot 100 on November 29, 2014, and stayed there for seven weeks, making her the first woman ever to supplant herself at the top of that chart. “Style” followed, but while it made the top-10, it only peaked at number-six. Later, she reached the summit again for one week in June with “Bad Blood,” which also has the distinction of dominating this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations, including Video of the Year. Will “Wildest Dreams” be another chart-topper?
Which song do you think is her best bet at a potential fourth Grammy nom for Record of the Year? And will she finally win this time? Vote in our poll below, then use our drag-and-drop menu to predict Sunday night’s VMAs.
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Photo: Taylor Swift performing in Chicago, 2015. Credit: Cindy Barrymore/REX