Last night was another banner night for Hollywood as the best of the best strutted their stuff on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards. Wardrobes were discussed, performances were made, and lots of gossip was a buzz.
All those issues aside, a lot of great music was honored and many worthy artists walked away with a Grammy. It’s always a great look back at the year to recall what was playing every time you got in the car or for that matter went for a run. No matter where you listened, Grammy winners are great fodder for a one heck of a gym playlist.
This week run it out, feel the burn, or give it just a little bit more to the tunes of some of the best music of the past year.
Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye Featuring Kimbra.
This jam was all over the place this time last year. The artist walked away with record of the year, best pop duo/group performance and Gotye scored best alternative music album.
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
Who knew banjos could rock? These guys have won our hearts and took home the album of the year award last night for their newest album, Babel.
We Are Young by Fun.
Even though the band has been around for quite some time, we all fell in love with this hit after a Super Bowl 2012 commercial and we haven’t looked back. They took home the award for song of the year and best new artist.
Set Fire To The Rain by Adele
We can’t forget our girl Adele who cleaned up at the awards show last year. Adele was a little busier this year with her new baby, but she still grabbed a Grammy for best solo performance.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
Who knew a TV contest would make Kelly such a success? She took home a Grammy for best pop vocal album last night. Her anthem will amp any workout this week.
Bangarang by Skrillex
These guys brought us a cool new sound and they keep breaking out new hits. They took home the award for best dance recording and best dance/electronica album.
Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
This hot band cleaned up last night. They took home three awards – one for best rock performance, another for best rock song, and one more for best rock album.
Climax by Usher
The golden boy has had a lengthy career and still keeps cranking out hits. Last night, Usher won the award for best R&B performance. His library is full of great workout songs, so if your list runs short, you know where to look.
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
If you don’t listen to country, this anthem made its way onto the pop stations too. It’ll for perfectly on any playlist. Carrie Underwood won the Grammy for best country solo performance last night.
Love On Top by Beyonce
Beyonce has had a busy week. Last Sunday she was wowing the Super Bowl with her half time show and then last night she took home the Grammy for best traditional R&B performance.
Here’s to a strong week with killer, award-winning, tunes!
image via grammy.com
February 11th, 2013