2012 GRAMMY Nominees
The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings and Universal Republic Records have joined forces to release the 2012 GRAMMY Nominees album on Jan. 24, 2012. The 18th edition of the best-selling series will showcase many of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation -- two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy.
Every year, the Grammy nominees are named, and the annual version of this CD is released. This is an entertainment event I anticipate every year. The music presented is always wonderful, and it's never disappointing! This year was no exception. I might have overlooked some of these gems if they weren't offered in this format. The track "Body and Soul," by Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, for example, is a hauntingly beautiful tribute to the artists.
It's fun to load up these discs when taking a long road trip. While listening, the road trip is transformed into a walk down memory lane as you remember where you were, and what you were doing, when each song was released. Listening makes the time and the miles fly.
The Grammys started in 1959, but this series didn't start until 1995. It's too bad the producers haven't released discs from previous years Grammys. With the caliber of music included, they would be sure to sell, especially now that Baby Boomers are starting to retire.
1. Rolling In The Deep Adele 3:48
2. Grenade Bruno Mars 3:41
3. Firework Katy Perry 3:43
4. Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 3:21
5. Super Bass Nicki Minaj 3:21
6. What's My Name? Rihanna 3:50
7. Work Out J. Cole 3:46
8. Yoü And I Lady Gaga 4:06
9. Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People 3:31
10. Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites Skrillex 3:16
11. Paradise Coldplay 4:38
12. Walk Foo Fighters 4:16
13. If I Die Young The Band Perry 3:35
14. The Cave Mumford & Sons 3:36
15. Holocene Bon Iver 4:18
16. Just A Kiss Lady Antebellum 3:37
17. Mean Taylor Swift 3:56
18. Honey Bee Blake Shelton 3:17
19. Drink In My Hand Eric Church 3:11
20. Dearest The Black Keys 2:04
21. Don't You Wanna Stay Jason Aldean 3:15
22. Body And Soul Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse 3:20