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GRAMMYS '10: Best Song Written for Motion Picture

With 109 categories in the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, it’s hard for all the categories to get their due. As we count down to Sunday’s ceremonies – when we’ll be blogging here and Tweeting @ndmusic – we’ll take a look at some of the unsung categories.

Category 83: Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Miley Cyrus, “The Climb” (From “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” Walt Disney Records; Jessi Alexander & Jon Mabe, songwriters)
Paramore, “Decode” (From “Twilight,” Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic Records; Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters)
A.R. Rahman, “Jai Ho” (From “Slumdog Millionaire,” N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters)
Beyonce, “Once In A Lifetime” (From “Cadillac Records,” Music World/Columbia Records; Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters)
Bruce Springsteen, “The Wrestler” (From “The Wrestler,” Columbia Records; Bruce Springsteen, songwriter)

SHOULD WIN: “The Climb.” The you-can-do-it ballad is so well-crafted that it even makes Miley, not the most-expressive of singers, sound deep.

WILL WIN: “The Wrestler.” Bruce really doesn’t have enough Grammys. The Academy needs to start working overtime to right that wrong. If “Once in a Lifetime” somehow picks this up, look for B to have big, big night.

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