Grammy Awards 2012: We Pick Record Of The Year

Becky Bain | February 9, 2012 12:18 pm

We’ve shared our 2012 Grammy picks for Best New Artist, Song Of The Year and who we think will take all the Pop and Dance categories — now let’s take a look at who’s up for Record Of The Year. The nominees in this category are basically a mirror image of Song Of The Year, with Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” swapped with Katy Perry’s mega-hit “Firework.” Can Perry make the Recording Academy go ahh-ahh-ahh and triumph, or is the unstoppable force of Adele too big to beat? Head below for our predictions.

RECORD OF THE YEAR Adele, “Rolling in the Deep” Bon Iver, “Holocene” Bruno Mars, “Grenade” Mumford & Sons, “The Cave” Katy Perry, “Firework”

THOUGHTS ON THE NOMINEES: Besides Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream single (which shot to #1 without the help of a remix), we’ve already talked about these tracks in our Song Of The Year post (and why we believe Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons and Bruno Mars will come up empty-handed, at least in this category). “Firework” without a doubt carries an impressive production, and this self-empowerment anthem came right at the forefront of the It Gets Better-theme in pop music that we can’t seem to escape anymore.

But we just don’t think this is Katy’s Grammy time to shine — that was last year, when she was nominated for four awards, including Album Of The Year. This year, the Grammys should basically just be renamed the Adele’s.

WHO WILL WIN: Sorry to be predictable here, but “Rolling In The Deep” is going to roll right over all the other nominees.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Once again, we can’t get Adele’s song out of our heads, or off our frontrunner’s list. Katy will just have to continue feeling like a plastic bag on Grammy night.

So that’s our take. How about you? Vote for who you think will win in our poll!

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