Will This Finally Be the Year Taylor Swift Wins a Song of the Year Grammy?

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This year’s batch of Grammy nominations, particularly for Song and Record of the Year, is one of the most boring and predictable assortment of Spotify “Top 50 – USA” entries one could assemble—plus, another Brandi Carlile tune that no one outside of the Recording Academy has heard.

It’s not that these songs are necessarily bad or undeserving of formal recognition (sans that particularly cursed DJ Khaled nomination). Beyoncé’s “BREAK MY SOUL,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” and Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” are genuinely well-produced and deliciously nostalgic singles. And Harry Styles’ perfectly fine “As It Was” feels like it should get some sort of trophy for its yearlong chokehold on society. Still, these songs grouped together don’t really represent the best or most compelling pieces of work the industry had to offer over the past year. Nor are many of these choices even slightly surprising or idiosyncratic. (Adele scoring four noms for the culturally non-existent “comeback” single “Easy On Me”? Who would’ve guessed?)

Still, I do think one nominee for Song of the Year could make a particularly exciting and fascinating winner at February’s inevitable snoozefest of a ceremony, where Beyoncé will inevitably go home with less than she deserves, and it’s actually not “BREAK MY SOUL.” (Sorry, but it’s nominated for, like, 10 other things!) I’m talking about Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Short Film).” Yes, the music video—I mean, film—is somehow nominated in a song category.

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