HitFix Grammy experts weigh in on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk and more
Next gallery »Grammys 2014 early arrivals gallery: Katy Perry, Madonna, Pink, Miranda Lambert
« Previous galleryBest and Worst Grammy performances of all time
2014 Record of the Year prediction
The nominees are:
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
“Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
“Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
WHO’S MISSING: “Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake; “Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink and Nate Ruess.
THE PLAYERS: All five of these songs sound great: “Get Lucky” takes Chic’s ‘70s disco sound and updates it, “Radioactive” combines rock and a little touch of dubstep in a very interesting way. Lorde’s “Royals” has deceptively simple production with loops and Lorde’s voice up front. “Locked Out of Heaven” is busy, but in all the right ways that Mars excels at, and “Blurred Lines,” despite its somewhat controversial lyric, strikes the perfect tone between pop and R&B.
THE ODDS: Lorde’s “Royals” would have been inescapable as people were voting so it may be foremost in their minds, but it’s Daft Punk’s year.
THE WINNER: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk
Photo Credit: AP Photo