John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: February 12

Ten songs nominated for a Grammy this year that did not win:

  1. You Can Close Your Eyes
    Sheryl Crow
    Track from: Sheryl Crow Artist's Choice Deluxe Edition
    [Hear Music/Universal Music] (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance)
     
  2. Route 66
    John Mayer
    Track from: Cars — Soundtrack (Various Artists)
    [Disney] (Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance)
     
  3. Everyday (Family Reunion)
    Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas
    Track from: Madea's Family Reunion — Music From The Motion Picture
    [Motown Records] (Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals)
     
  4. My Flame Burns Blue (Blood Count)
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Elvis Costello With The Metropole Orkest)
    Track from: My Flame Burns Blue
    [Deutsche Grammophon] (Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s))
     
  5. Get Together
    Madonna
    Madonna & Stuart Price, producers; Mark "Spike" Stent, mixer
    Track from: Confessions On A Dance Floor
    [Warner Bros.] (Best Dance Recording)
     
  6. Grillz
    Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
    Track from: Sweatsuit
    [Universal Records] (Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group )
     
  7. Mountain Of God
    Brown Bannister & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
    Track from: Wherever You Are
    [Essential Records; Publishers: Vandura 2500 Songs, New Spring (Zomba), Banistuci Music.] (Best Gospel Song)
     
  8. There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway (From The Producers)
    Mel Brooks, songwriter (Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick)
    [Sony Classical; Publisher: Mel Brooks Music.] (Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media)
     
  9. Deja Vu (Freemasons Club Mix - No Rap)
    Russell Small & James Wiltshire, remixers (Beyoncé)
    [Columbia/Sony Urban Music] (Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical)
     
  10. Black Sweat
    Prince
    Track from: 3121
    [Universal Records] (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance)
     

I didn't watch the Grammys, because, well, because it was the Grammys. There were only two awards I was particularly interested in: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which I was hoping would be won by Sheryl Crow but was actually won by Christina Aguilera for a song that I had never heard before typing this sentence; and Best Short Form Music Video, which was won by the video I hoped would win, OK Go's Here It Goes Again, which I love on many levels. And I've seen enough Grammy ceremonies to know they're usually not worth the time it takes to watch them. I understand the Shakira performance was a sight to behold, but it'll show up on the YouTube before too long, I'm sure. (The Police reunion is already there. Sting has lost confidence in his upper register, I see.)

I see that rustydog has declared this to be Music Monday, and who am I to ignore her declarations? So here's the aforementioned Sheryl Crow - You Can Close Your Eyes (MP3, 2.1 Mb). Enjoy.

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