People, get those headphones in formation!
With tons of great music and emotions to get you going, we’ve got the best songs you need to hear from these award winning/deserving artists who put their hearts out for us. Take a look at our pick:
1. Hold Up – Beyonce
First of all, the song refers to our confusion when Queen Bey did not win Album of the Year for “Lemonade” but, if you really concentrate, winning is a small reward for the mass produced effect that the winner for Best Urban Contemporary Album had on people of all cultures. Plus, that live performance was breathtaking.
2. Seven Years – Lukas Graham
This band hit us with the powerful track out of nowhere and they made their mark on the music industry. Seven Years is a song that made you feel emotions that you had hidden in the deep dark recesses of your soul (especially when lead singer Lukas Forchhammer sings about turning old.) Goosebumps.
3. Stressed Out – twenty one pilots
Rock duo twenty one pilots made it big when the first single from “Blurryface” hit the radio and we couldn’t stop jamming to it. These two have changed the game when it comes to alternative rock and we could give them a standing ovation for days for that. They proved themselves to be even more badass when they accepted their Grammy by taking off their pants since they’ve always wanted to do that. THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE ROCK MUSIC IN OUR LIVES!
4. Cheap Thrills – Sia ft. Sean Paul
Sia broke out of her songwriter mask and put another one on for this track that hit number one on the radio in a number of countries for weeks! The track is refreshing yet unique as the singer who composed it. Sean Paul brings a great vocal skill to the song and we’re sure it’ll be the party song for a long time.
5. Problem – Chance The Rapper ft. 2Chainz & Lil Wayne
Chance The Rapper did a clean swoop at the award show this year after winning Best New artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album for his record label free album “Colouring Book” and what a journey it’s been! A well deserved win for the young rapper who beat out the likes of Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Desiigner, ScHoolboy Q and more for the three wins. Bravo, sir!
6. Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson is by far the only American Idol winner that produces hit after hit since she won in the early 2000s. She performed this version of the track for the final episode of the reality TV show and couldn’t help but break down and explain how she owes everything to the judges and her fans. Queue the waterworks and don’t even try to hide them, even Keith Urban couldn’t.
7. Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers had a great year with the success of their album and the track that defied the Summer of 2016, ‘Closer.’ The EDM duo however, took home the golden gramophone for their collaboration with Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down.” The track is as infectious as the previously mentioned one and we can’t deny that they’re a force to be reckoned with. We’re expecting better things this year!
8. Sound Of Silence – DISTURBED
Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound Of Silence was beautifully remastered and covered by DISTURBED for their last album “Immortalised” and they sure did a great job with it. The track is yet as haunting as ever and the buildup is as smooth as ever. They did a special collaboration with Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy for a live performance that could have easily been nominated too.
9. Never Be Like You – Flume
Australia scored their very first Grammy win with Flume taking it home for “Skins.” The stand out track from the album was heard all over the world and did a great job at being hard hitting as well as bringing in a new level or relativity. And the people loved it so much, you can hear an entire crowd of festival attendees singing it out loud. Best fan choir we’ve heard!
10. Hello – Adele
How many times have you heard Adele sing about a relationship and you couldn’t help but miss a relationship that is non-existent in your life? Our answer, always. The track shows of her vocal power as well as her writing ability to get the people to feel something that they would rather keep hidden. The songstress can’t help but be loved by millions all over the world.