Ladies and gents, the moment we have been counting down for weeks is finally (almost) here! Yes, that's right, if you haven't already noticed the extensive coverage we've done, it's GRAMMY TIME! The show is coming up this Sunday, February 12th and we couldn't be more excited to see who comes out on top! We're filled out Grammy ballots with our friends (we're pretty competitive) and we've planned our gold-hued outfits for the viewing party, but we have one thing left to do: make a killer playlist to blast during the commercials! Here it is...
5. Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"
(Nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Short Form Music Video)
"We could have had it all / Rolling in the deep / You had my heart inside your hand / And you played it to the beat"
Where do we even begin with "Rolling In The Deep"? We feel like we've said all we can say about the biggest song of 2011. Therefore, it's a great start to our Grammy playlist — it get things "rolling". Get it? Hehehehe.
4. The Black Keys' "Dearest"
(Nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance)
"Dearest / Though you're the nearest to my heart / Please don't ever / Ever say we'll part"
The Black Keys, rock n' roll's most beloved duo in the music biz at the moment, offer a lovely and devoted tune to your Grammy playlist. But did you know that this song is a cover of Buddy Holly's? Do you think that they'll dedicate the award to him if they win? That would be so cool.
3. Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend"
(Nominated for Best Dance Recording)
"Call your girlfriend, it's time you had the talk / Give your reasons, say it's not her fault / But you just met somebody new"
Time for a dance break! Pump this jam by electro-pop darling Robyn during the commercials, watch her video, and try to cop her epic dance moves. You know you want to.
2. Radiohead's "Lotus Flower"
(Nominated for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Short Form Music Video)
"Slowly we unfurl as lotus flowers / 'Cause all I want is the earth upon a stick / I dance around the pit, the darkness is beneath / I can't kick your habit"
What's a Grammy playlist without Radiohead? We swear that they've been nominated for Grammy awards every year since the beginning of their career. Adored by both fans and music critics alike, Radiohead's "Lotus Flower" is almost too good to be on your Grammys viewing party playlist.
1. Kanye West & Jay-Z's "Otis"
(Nominated for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song)
"Can't you see the private jets flyin' over you? / Maybach bumper sticker read "What would Hova do?" / Jay is chillin', 'Ye is chillin' / What more can I say? We killin' 'em"
We saved our fave rap/hip-hop track of the year for last: Kanye & Jay's star-spangled "Otis". We thought it would also be awesome for a Grammy playlist because Otis Redding himself, whose vocals are sampled on the track, won the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award back in 1999. RIP, King Of Soul.
Now, for one last reminder: Be sure to tune into the 2012 Grammys on CBS, Sunday February 12th at 8/7c!