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July 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm #1202975244
I stand by “bad guy” and “Talk” winning over “Old Town Road,” but I gotta say “Sucker” would lose to all of them. Jonas Brothers aren’t as big as Khalid or taken as seriously as Billie, and that song appeals to no one outside of pop. Of all the #1 hits this year, I feel confident saying that “Sucker” would be the least likely to win ROTY.July 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm #1202974930
I don’t know how Old Town Road is polarizing and bad guy isn’t. A teen act that tries to be dark or somewhat rebel and that sings whispering doesn’t look like something that has much advantage over OTR.
I’ll give you that “bad guy” is somewhat polarizing, but not nearly to the extent of OTR. Not to mention Billie Eilish is seen as a serious artist, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are most certainly not.July 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm #1202974924
Because when you take all that away, you realize that it’s an insignificant song by an insignificant artist. “Talk” is not a strong threat for this award. lmao.
“Old Town Road” is THE biggest hit of the year, since you want to use that stat to defend Khalid.
All of these contenders are just pure garbage, including OTR, but OTR is the biggest and most impactful. If it comes down to those contenders, it would be the frontrunner. Hopefully, the voters actually pick some under-the-radar songs and albums like last year.
So what you’re saying is because you think all of the contenders are garbage OTR will win, and because you think Khalid and “Talk” are insignificant it’s not a threat? Seems like you’re letting your own opinions get in the way of seeing other possibilities.July 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm #1202974876
There’s nothing polarizing about OTR, aside from some testy country fans. It has the widest appeal of all of those contenders.
You’re really trying it with “Talk.” Ain’t nobody voting for that song in large volumes, if even nominated.
OTR is the definition of polarizing, the only song this year that comes close to being as polarizing is “7 Rings.” “Talk” is one of the biggest hits of the year from one of the biggest artists of the year, I don’t see why you think it’s so crazy to think of it as a potential ROTY winner. For the record, my money’s on “bad guy” anyway.July 14, 2019 at 2:17 pm #1202974847
Lol @ “Talk.” What?
That whole lineup would be a piece of crap. The voters would go with whichever song has the most wide appeal, and that’s OTR (which is also mediocre). That’s probably why people are hoping it doesn’t get nominated. Its case would only build if it breaks the Billboard record.
None of those other songs stand out.
OTR is way too polarizing to win, and it isn’t the only song with wide appeal. “thank u, next” has pop and some r&b appeal, “bad guy” has pop and rock appeal, and “Talk” has pop and r&b appeal. Any of those, especially “bad guy” and “talk,” would beat OTR.July 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm #1202974827
If this is the lineup, “Old Town Road” will easily win.
“Old Town Road” wouldn’t win in any lineup, “Bad Guy” or “Talk” would be the likely winner in that lineup. Even “7 Rings” and “Sunflower” would probably win over OTR. That said, I don’t think that’s what the lineup will look like at all, and Ariana would be considerably more competitive with “thank u, next.”July 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm #1202972799
Panic! At the Disco in Song of the Year for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.” This category often has somewhat out of left field pop songs that aren’t recognized elsewhere in the general field (“The A Team,” “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “Issues,” In My Blood’”) and Panic are the most commercially successful they’ve ever been. They can’t recognize “High Hopes” since it was entered last year, but “Hey Look Ma” is a hit in its own right. With how uncompetitive the category is, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them pop up.July 11, 2019 at 10:19 am #1202970959
Genuine question: do you like any type of music? Because the times you comment on these threads you’re always dragging an artist or expressing distaste.
They’ve praised Lorde, she’s the only artist I’ve seen them like. I agree with the assessment that they’re just a troll.July 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1202968080
Ya’ll are getting pretty heated about this Billie/Bieber collab considering we don’t even know if it’s happening. While I do buy into the rumor that she’s releasing a Bad Guy remix, I don’t think Bieber’s her collaborator. He’d be so out of place on that track, I really don’t think her team would let that happen. It’s probably a rapper, that’s usually the case with remixes unless it’s a ballad. I might place my bet on Eminem, she’s talked about him in interviews and he’d fit right in with her aesthetic, not to mention he’s a huge name.
Well this aged poorly lol.July 8, 2019 at 9:52 pm #1202967026
Ya’ll are getting pretty heated about this Billie/Bieber collab considering we don’t even know if it’s happening. While I do buy into the rumor that she’s releasing a Bad Guy remix, I don’t think Bieber’s her collaborator. He’d be so out of place on that track, I really don’t think her team would let that happen. It’s probably a rapper, that’s usually the case with remixes unless it’s a ballad. I might place my bet on Eminem, she’s talked about him in interviews and he’d fit right in with her aesthetic, not to mention he’s a huge name.July 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm #1202967013
I see Pop Solo as a race between Ariana, Billie, and Gaga. Joanne’s out of nowhere win this year showed me that this category is all about hype. Gaga was riding high on her Record and Song nominations, plus her two pop nominations, and that ultimately gave her the buzz to beat Ariana, Camila, and Post. Gaga still has A Star is Born buzz, and Ariana and Billie are the two biggest artists of the year. I see all three as highly competitive for the win.
Halsey seems very likely for a nomination, but I don’t see her as very competitive for the win considering she isn’t actually that big, she just has a very big hit. After her I’d go with either Katy, Shawn, or Taylor, they’re all big names with decent Grammy history and hits. I’m currently going with Shawn since he has the biggest hit of the bunch.
P!nk’s single flopped, and she doesn’t get in unless she has at least a minor hit. Kelly sometimes makes it in with flops, but she’s competing with a forgotten song from a forgotten kids movie. As for Capaldi I think he’s generally been overhyped by these forums, and I don’t see his song as big enough for a nomination. Even if you buy into the Ed Sheeran comparison (I don’t) he missed Pop Solo for The A Team, so that doesn’t bode well for Capaldi.July 4, 2019 at 10:26 am #1202962311
Old Town Road would lose in either Pop or Rap, so if it moves to Pop it’s not to block it from a Rap win. If anything, Pop voters are more likely to reward it with a win.July 3, 2019 at 10:58 am #1202961015
Also, I have Hard Place by H.E.R. in SOTY, is that a reach or no?
I don’t think it’s impossible, but I also don’t think they’ll give H.E.R. a surprise SOTY nomination one year after her surprise AOTY nomination. The R&B committee will likely give her at least a performance nomination, that’ be her recognition.July 3, 2019 at 10:35 am #1202960983
Wouldn’t Sunflower be competitive in Record as well though?
Yes, but I think that since Sunflower and Without Me were both huge but not undeniable they’ll include one in Record and one in Song, similar to We are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Call Me Maybe in 2013. Because Without Me is the most “emotional” #1 hit this year I think they’ll include it in Record, but the Cry Me a River sample will keep it out of Song. I’m predicting an Old Town Road shutout, plus it also uses a sample, so it’s not a suitable substitute. Sunflower and Sucker are the only remaining #1s, and I think they’d rather include Sunflower as it’s slightly deeper and didn’t have plagiarism accusations.