Springsteen, Depp and Hall & Oates: Charting the 2010 Grammy’s Strangest and Most Intriguing Storylines

December 3rd, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Can Bruce Springsteen avenge his Oscar snub of “The Wrestler”? Will Johnny Depp be adding a Grammy to his critically acclaimed resume? And can Hall & Oates win their first Grammy more than 25 years after their last Top Ten album? These are just a few of the questions that arose following last night’s Grammy Nominations Concert. While Beyoncé and Taylor Swift grabbed the majority of headlines with their bucket load of nods, there’s no shortage of intriguing storylines heading into the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31st.

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After shockingly being denied a Best Song nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, Bruce Springsteen’s mesmeric title song from the film The Wrestler has finally received the recognition it deserves, scoring a nod for the Grammy’s Best Song Written for a Motion Picture category. Springsteen will face some big competition, however, in the form of Beyoncé’s “Once in a Lifetime” from Cadillac Dreams, Paramore’s Twilight track “Decode,” Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” from Hannah Montana: The Movie, and the song that ultimately won the Oscar, A.R. Rahman’s “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. Bruce scored four nods in total, including Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for “Working on a Dream” and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Sea of Heartbreak” with Rosanna Cash.

Other Grammy surprises: Pop duo Hall & Oates added some clout to Rachael Ray’s bid to get them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by securing a nomination in the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category for “Sara Smile,” a song that dates back to the duo’s 1975 self-titled debut album (...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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