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Hear Songs from the 2013 Grammy Awards Nominees

Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Marcus Mumford.
Roger Kisby/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012; Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns via Getty Images
February 6, 2013 12:50 PM ET

With over 80 categories covering everything from hip-hop to country, the 55th annual Grammy Awards cover all the musical bases. Get ready for this Sunday's telecast with our playlist of nominated acts in the major categories, from Frank Ocean to Bruce Springsteen.

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Song Stories

“Fantasy”

Mariah Carey | 1995

Serendipity stuck when Mariah Carey rediscovered the glitchy Tom Tom Club hook, a sample of which is the heart of this upbeat slice of dance pop. "I had the melody idea for 'Fantasy' and I was listening to the radio and heard 'Genius of Love,' and I hadn't heard it in a long time," Carey said. "It reminded me of growing up and listening to the radio and that feeling the song gave me seemed to go with the melody and basic idea I had for 'Fantasy.' I initially told [co-writer] Dave Hall about the idea, and we did it. We called up the Tom Tom Club and they were really into it."

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