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Graphing the Grammys: How 2015’s Record of the Year Nominees Stack Up

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Sia and Meghan Trainor by the numbers

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Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" will square off against songs by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Sia and Meghan Trainor.

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This year, the five Grammy nominees for Record of the Year — the most prestigious award of the evening — are all monster singles — hundreds of millions of YouTube plays, Platinum certifications and at least three Hot 100 chart-toppers. 

To compare the similarities and differences between the five nominated songs, we plotted them by nine sets of data: social media dominance, lyrical content, speed, duration, accomplishments and more — and finally, we just threw our hands up and said who we'd like to see win. 

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