Here’s the best of the original song contenders in a curated Spotify playlist that showcases the artists who didn’t make this year’s cut.
The Grammy Awards are less than a week away, and the 2017 nominees have been announced. There are so many worthy tracks, it’s hard to know who to start with.
This time last year, I was on the fence about whether or not I should start streaming the Grammys. I kept hearing so many artists who had great songs that I could recommend to friends and colleagues. And then I would hear some songs that were good, but not so noteworthy that I wanted to download or stream them.
That year, the Grammys were nominated for 19 wins. The most memorable song was Adele’s “Hello,” which beat out Beyonce’s “A Whole New World” for Album of the Year. Even “I’m The One,” by Bruno Mars and Miguel, had more votes than “A Whole New World.” You don’t want to miss hearing “Hello” again, so here are the best tracks from this year’s nominees.
Bruno Mars is nominated for three Grammys
You know where to start.
Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is a great song, and so is his next single off his album 24K Magic. “Locked Out of Heaven” is a great song, but even his winning “Muses” song “Hey, Soul Sister” is up there. “S.O.S. (So Far So Good)” is another solid song, and “Grenade” is a pretty ballad. I think Mars will win Best New Artist, but I don’t think I can pick a winner from Best Rock Song.
Jay-Z-produced track by Rihanna
There are so many good songs from Rihanna’s album 4:44, but I have to go with one song that I think has been one of the best-performing songs this year.
“S&M” by Jay-Z and Kanye West has been getting a lot of love