Record of the Year
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"
The Experts Say
Charli XCX: Obviously, it would be cool to win myself, but as a listener, "Chandelier" blew my mind. The melodies she wrote are so intricate. And her voice is incredible.
Patrick Carney: Sia, for sure. That's one of the best hooks of the year.
Eric Church: "All About That Bass" was a big record, but I can't see anything other than Taylor here. She stands far above the rest. "Shake It Off" is just hooky as hell.
Wayne Coyne: I've only heard "Fancy" by accident, but I like it. It doesn't really seem like rap, it's more pop.
Vegas Odds Favor
Sam Smith 4-5
Who Should Win
This one is Taylor's to lose. "Shake It Off" was 2014's most unforgettable chorus by far. Admit it, you still hum it to yourself once in a while.