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.