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What is your favorite Song of the Year winner of the 1990’s? (POLL)
From a Distance by Bette Midler
Unforgettable by Natalie Cole (with Nat King Cole)
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
A Whole New World by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen
Kiss from a Rose by Seal
Change the World by Eric Clapton
Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
Smooth by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
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    streets of philadelphia by a significant margin

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    What a crappy list. Streets of Philadelphia wins by default. The fact that You Oughta Know is not on this list. Or Losing my Religion. Or Nothing compares 2 U. I-

    We must analyze why the Grammys are so bad are picking track winners. Usually they do better with albums, but SOTY/ROTY winners are mediocre choices almost all the time.

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    “Kiss From a Rose”

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    Tears in Heaven. Still one of the most subtle yet powerful songs ever made.

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    My Heart Will Go On

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    Song-wise (i.e., in terms of songwriting), my top 3 are easily “Tears in Heaven,” “Streets of Philadelphia,” and “Kiss from a Rose.” Though I gotta admit that “Smooth” is the one I’ve jammed to the most.

    As for the sleeper of this group, I’d say it’s “Change the World,” which is surprisingly forgotten these days, despite being a pretty fine effort by Clapton, Babyface, and the songwriters. (In fact, I’m surprised Clapton didn’t do a three-peat in the ’90s with “My Father’s Eyes,” considering how much the Academy fawns over everything he does…)

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    Streets Of Philadelphia

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    Damn, there were a lot of garbage winners this decade. “From A Distance”? “Unforgettable”? Seriously? This may be an unpopular opinion, but “Change The World” basically defines the words cheesy, lame, and boring. “Kiss from a Rose” isn’t a bad song, but did it really deserve it over “You Oughta Know”(which has so many memorable and iconic lines in it)? I know that’s also an unpopular opinion, but that’s just my taste in music for you.

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    “Streets of Philadelphia”

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    How the fuck did From A Distance & Unforgettable even win? Quality aside aren’t covers ineligible?

    1. Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
    2. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
    3. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
    4. A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
    5. Kiss from a Rose – Seal
    6. Smooth — Santana

    The rest are range from meh to put outwright terrible.

    Half the winners from the 90s being movie soundtracks is lowkey sending me.

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    How the fuck did From A Distance & Unforgettable even win? Quality aside aren’t covers ineligible?

    I believe the Grammys have some weasely wording in the definition of the category, whereby a song is eligible if it “achieves prominence” for the first time during the eligibility period. This is basically how “From a Distance” was eligible, since the original Nanci Griffiths version only charted in Ireland, according to Wiki.

    Having said that, while I get why they do this, it still strikes me as hypocritical. So they’re telling us that the song wasn’t worth a nomination when it was first written, but now that it’s popular its lyrical prowess has suddenly increased?? SMH…

    “Unforgettable” is still impossible to explain, though. But then again, this is the same Academy that gave Bill Withers a Best R&B Song Grammy for “Lean on Me” — the CLUB NOUVEAU VERSION from the late 1980s…

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    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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