Song of the Year Nominees:
- “Blank Space” by Max Martin, Shellback, and Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift, artist)
- “See You Again” by DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, and Andrew Cedar (Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, artists)
- “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, artist)
- “Girl Crush” by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, and Liz Rose (Little Big Town, artist)
- “Alright” by Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, artist)
Should Win: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, artist)
While all the nominees this year are very strong contenders and each could easily win the Grammy as each made their mark in the 2014-2015 period, “Thinking Out Loud” is by far the most timeless song. Whether you listen to it in the car tomorrow on the way to work or in fifty years while you watch your grandchildren grow up, “Thinking Out Loud” will always be relevant. The magic behind it is that it draws you in and makes you feel something in your heart. Whether you’re in love or not, it makes feel the warmth and passion that is Sheeran’s love.
Will Probably Win: “See You Again” by DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, and Andrew Cedar (Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, artists)
I just got a gut feeling on this one. As much as I think Sheeran deserves this Grammy and I would love to see Swift up there (specifically because she successfully utilized satire in “Blank Space” while crafting a ingenious pop song), I feel like the fact “See You Again” was a tribute to Paul Walker will lead it to victory.
But, as I said, it’s really close and I wouldn’t be shocked to see any one of these songs winning.
On a random but fun note, Liz Rose, a cowriter of “Girl Crush,” was a long time cowriter with Swift. They wrote the majority of Swift’s first album together. They were nominated together for “You Belong with Me” in 2010 for Song of the Year and the won the Grammy for Best Country Song for “White Horse” that year. Funny how they’re nominated against each other this year.