6 songs that could become the 2015 song of the summer…and 3 that have no chance

Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Summer tends to bring the year’s biggest hits. This year’s race to the song of the summer throne is just heating up, but some singles are already on the fast track. Here’s a look at 2015’s top contenders so far.

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Who will win Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys?

Nominees for Record of the Year at Grammys 2015: Sia, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith

The nomination list for Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys is pretty much an enumeration of the biggest hits of the past 12 months. But there’s one glaring omission–and it’s a pretty significant snub.

Nominees:

  • “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • “Chandelier” – Sia
  • “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

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Grammys 2015: Predictions for Song of the Year

Song of the Year nominees - Grammys 2015

Talk about a tight category.

“Song of the Year” is easily one of the most competitive categories at the Grammys this year as all the nominees are big hits and critically acclaimed.

Nominees:

  • “All About That Bass” – Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor
  • “Chandelier” – Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
  • “Shake It Off” – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
  • “Stay With Me” – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith
  • “Take Me To Church” – Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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Taylor Swift makes a proper pop debut in 1989 [album review]

Taylor Swift - 1989

So here’s a confession: I currently can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift’s 1989. I admit this with some shame because the truth is, I wasn’t a fan of the country superstar until a few weeks ago. It’s not that she used to make bad music—I actually liked some of her older stuff. But this record is more ballsy, more confident, and more grown up than anything she’s ever released. And the music is pretty good, too.

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