Grammys 2014: Record of the Year, Is this award Daft Punk's to lose? Will Lorde, Imagine Dragons or Bruno Mars take the prize? [POLL]
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live from the Los Angeles Staples Center this Sunday (January 26) at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. We've examined the biggest categories and have put in our two cents on who we think should win and who we think will win each award. Vote for your pick in the poll at the bottom of the page.
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Category: Record of the Year
Nominees: "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rogers
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
"Royals" by Lorde
"Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
What Album Should Win: "Get Lucky"
What Album Will Win: "Get Lucky"
Unlike many of the other categories where who should and who win are sometimes vastly different, Daft Punk should and probably will win Record of the Year. Radioactive will get it's due in the Best Rock Performance category, and Lorde should win Song of the Year. "Blurred Lines" was a bit too controversial, despite how huge of a hit it was, to win this award, and we don't predict "Locked Out of Heaven" can go up against "Get Lucky" and win despite being a great song.
First of all, "Get Lucky" was the comeback track for the electronic veterans. Everyone had been waiting for the duo's return since the EDM wave went mainstream. Their comeback proved an electronic song could be the anthem of the summer and resonate within that pop sensibility. It had whizzing guitar licks, Pharrell's supercharged vocals and enough robo-fun to take this track the top, not to mention the production on this song is spot-on. Although there could always be an upset, we'd wager that this category is Daft Punk's to lose.