The Grammys

11 02 2008

Let us do a few minutes on the Grammy Awards that aired last night, or Sunday, February 10th, 2008. Amy Winehouse cleaned house last night for her album Back to Black, particularly for the song Rehab (only slightly ironic). Now, I listen to a lot of different music, you could say I am rather open-minded about music, but I cannot get into Amy Winehouse. Granted, I am fairly certain they did not take my considerations into account when awarding AW all of her grammys. I wasn’t expecting her to walk out (proverbially) with all of those trophies in hand, and apparently she wasn’t either. Take a look at her face as they announce her name.Either way, she walked away with more awards than anyone last night.

AW’s Grammys
1) Record of the Year-Rehab, from Back to Black
2) Song of the Year-Rehab, from Back to Black
3) Best New Artist
4) Best Female Pop Vocal Performance-Rehab, from Back to Black
5) Best Pop Vocal Album-Back to Black
The only category she was nominated for that she didn’t win was Album of the Year, which went to Herbie Hancock for the jazz album River: The Joni Letters. *Note, this is the second time in the history of the grammys that a jazz album has taken this number one spot.*
There are several songs/albums/artists that won that I personally was rooting for. The first was Michael BublĂ©’s album Call Me Irresponsible, which took Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Second was the winner of Best Alternative Music Album, The White Stripes for Icky Thump. I love that song!
Before I close this conversation, I want to mention one song that I think should never, ever, EVER be played again. The song Umbrella by Rihanna. That song is so overplayed that I get a twitch in my right eye every time I hear it.
Now for my own personal “Grammys”. These songs are, according to my personal itunes collection, my top choices for the following categories.
Song of the Year-Over You, from Daughtry, by Daughtry
Album of the Year-Katrina Elam, self-titled
Best Alternative Song-Fame Best Alternative Album-Infinity on High, by Fall Out Boy
Best Country Song-The Outside, from Taylor Swift, by Taylor Swift
Best Country Album-Katrina Elam, self-titled
Best Pop Song-Over You, from Daughtry, by Daughtry
Best Pop Album-Daughtry, self-titled
Best Rock Song-Beauty from Pain, from Beauty from Pain 1.1, by Superchick
Best Rock Album-Beauty from Pain 1.1, Superchick
Best Jazz Song-I Won’t Dance, from Taking a Chance on Love, by Jane Monheit and Michael BublĂ©
Best Jazz Album-Taking a Chance on Love, by Jane Monheit
Best Dance Song-Everytime We Touch, by Cascada
Best Rap Song-Remember the Name, from The Rising Tied, by Fort Minor
Best Broadway Song-In His Eyes, from Jekyll and Hyde
Best Broadway Album-RENT
Again, those, according to my itunes log, are my pics for grammy awards!