.

Grammy Showdown: 2012

Page 7 of 8

Best Rock Song

Coldplay

"Every Tearddrop Is a Waterfall"
Coldplay

Decemberists

"Down by the Water" 
The Decemberists

Foo Fighters

"Walk" 
Foo Fighters

Mumford and Sons

"The Cave" 
Mumford & Sons

Radiohead

"Lotus Flower" 
Radiohead

 

The Experts Say

Avicii

Avicii
I did a remix of "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall." I liked it straightaway, but I really grew to love it from hearing the vocal so much. That track delivers what Coldplay is about.

Common

Common 
"Lotus Flower" is another Radiohead song that solidifies their prowess in the game: their presence, creativity and special abilities. Thom Yorke is doing his thing.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert 
"Lotus Flower" is beautiful, but it doesn't feel like a rock song. It's probably "Walk" by Foo Fighters for me. That's a really solid tune.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson 
"The Cave" is awesome. I think Mumford & Sons deserve a lot of credit. They've done a really great job, and they sound completely different from everyone else right now.

 

Vegas Odds Favor

Coldplay 3-2

 

Who Should Win: Radiohead

The Foos were heavier, the Mumfords were strummier, but no band was as awesomely weird as Radiohead were on this percussion-heavy tune.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com