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January 13, 2021 at 10:09 am #1203981671
The lack of mention for Macarena is beyond my understanding.
I don’t know how it was in other countries, but I was a kid in Lima, Peru, when the Macarena first came out. I might be misremembering things, but I don’t recall learning the Macarena dance from the music video. It was more of a thing you were taught at parties by your friends, relatives, or kid party entertainers.
In fact, I remember watching the Bayside Boys remix video for the first time years later and wondering why they were doing the steps differently from how I’d learned them…January 5, 2021 at 9:02 pm #1203965245
I definitely don’t think they are meaning a live show, but more it’s not an appropriate time to have an award show. LA is literally fucking terrible atm. It would not be wise to have a celebration of music during this tumultuous time. I would be ashamed at the Grammys if they are trying to have a live show. In general, we are at an inflection point in our Covid journey.
Agreed. I think they’re hoping for a show similar to the Latin Grammys (no audience, only limited personnel at hand), but the way things are in LA right now, even that kind of show would be impossible/irresponsible.
Maybe they’re thinking things will be a bit better in March with people getting vaccinated, but who knows?December 22, 2020 at 11:21 am #1203939630
“Who Let the Dogs Out” over any of the other nominees is criminal. J-Lo still wouldn’t have been my top choice, though.
In terms of production, it’s hard to argue against “Natural Blues,” but if it’s about also being a danceable song, then “Let’s Get Loud” is my top choice. That said, “Be with You” is no slouch, either; it’s one of Enrique’s best and sadly also one of his most underrated.
Hell, even “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” would’ve been a better choice. At least people remember that one-hit wonder somewhat fondly (independent of critics often putting it in “worst” and “most annoying” lists).December 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm #1203926532
Aloe Blacc was easily the biggest surprise. The clues didn’t come together for me until he mentioned people listening to his music in the supermarket and not knowing his name (it immediately eliminated all my guesses lol).December 15, 2020 at 2:33 pm #1203923115
Some songs that I think could’ve been nominated post-2004:
* P!nk, “Dear Mr. President” (feat. Indigo Girls)
* Orianthi, “According to You”
* Elle King, “Ex’s and Oh’s”
* Melissa Etheridge, “Breathe” (solo nominee in its year)
* Michelle Branch, “Breathe” (would it have been eligible a year later for its single release in Nov. 2004?)
* Avril Lavigne, “My Happy Ending”
* P!nk, “Funhouse” (it’s basically funk)
* Kelly Clarkson, “I Do Not Hook Up”
* Alanis Morissette, “Eight Easy Steps”
* Melissa Etheridge, “Message to Myself”
* Kelly Clarkson, “Never Again”
I can lowkey see why they ended up merging the gender categories lol. I like all the songs I posted, but it was hard to come up with a list without relying on prior nominees — which isn’t really a sign of vitality in a category.
That said, it’s possible they might’ve become more flexible with this category and either (a) allowed acts like Florence and the Machine or Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, or (b) considered tracks/acts that tend to straddle the line between rock and alternative (e.g., Neko Case, PJ Harvey, St. Vincent). That would allow for some expansion in the eligibility field.December 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm #1203922767
Surprised not to see “La gozadera” in either list. That song was HUGE when it was released.
“Despacito” is arguably the most impactful one, but I voted for “Latinoamérica” because it’s 1000% the best one of the bunch.December 14, 2020 at 4:58 pm #1203920454
I hate Black Cat. It came off as fake to me. Her trying to follow Michael’s footsteps basically.
I don’t hate it, but I’m kinda glad to see that I’m not the only one who isn’t super impressed with this song. It’s on so many people’s lists of top Janet songs!
But compared to her other Rhythm Nation singles (esp. “Miss You Much” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”), it just feels a bit lackluster to me. En Vogue did the rock crossover much, much better with “Free Your Mind,” IMO.December 12, 2020 at 9:15 pm #1203915814
They did NOT make Pete Davidson look exactly like Machine Gun Kelly at the VMAs for a 5-second spot XD
Also, as someone who watched Auntie Dionne’s season of the Celebrity Apprentice religiously, I have to say that I liked Ego’s impression, but she needed to talk a little more through her teeth (and say “I got your number, hussy” to at least one annoying guest).December 12, 2020 at 1:23 am #1203913730
Some of my all-time favorite songs have won this award, such as “Better Be Good to Me” (Tina Turner), “Shadows of the Night” (Pat Benatar), and “Uninvited” (Alanis Morissette).
I also must admit that I was happy that P!nk’s “Trouble” won this award. It’s not necessarily the best song in her discography, but that album (Try This!) was unfairly overlooked in the charts. So, it was nice to see it get some recognition at the Grammys.
I don’t think there are any wins I outright disagree with, but there are a few nominees that I wouldn’t have minded to see win instead: “Invincible” and “All Fired Up” (Pat Benatar), “Here She Comes” (Bonnie Tyler), “Mother Mother” (Tracy Bonham), and “So Pure” (Alanis Morissette). Sinéad’s The Lion and the Cobra would’ve been a fine winner, too.December 11, 2020 at 5:38 pm #1203913058
Radiohead. All three of their nominated albums were excellent, but the fact that Kid A lost in 2001 to that Steely Dan album is particularly preposterous…December 10, 2020 at 6:18 pm #1203910037
Would be a little difficult with Billie being up for two of those 4 awards again
BNA would be the only one they could do that with. For all others, people could be nominated for them multiple times in a row.
In fact, the Oscars have to swap the genders for these presentations for the same reason, which is why the winning actresses present the male awards and vice versa. That’d be impossible to do with the Grammys’ Big 4.December 10, 2020 at 10:35 am #1203908876
I’m glad “Bleeding Love” lost. It was bland and overwrought in 2008, and it’s bland and overwrought going into 2021. “Chasing Pavements” was a deserving winner.
MTE. If it had been Leona’s “Better in Time,” it’d be a different conversation for me. Out of the actual nominees, though, I was definitely rooting for Adele or Sara Bareilles.December 6, 2020 at 8:08 pm #1203899400
is this 2004
Lol more like 2008, which is when will.i.am says they first recorded this song.
All in all, the song is fine, but Shakira’s part is an acquired taste, to say the least. I commend them for trying something different, but it takes a while to get used to her part.December 6, 2020 at 12:15 pm #1203898493
That Morgan Wallen at the bar skit was kinda the turning point for me (for the worse, that is). It didn’t feel that funny (rare for a segment with Bowen Yang as a main character, at least for me), and I couldn’t really tell what they were trying to convey through it…