U2 Got Screwed By Grammys

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U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« on: January 27, 2020, 11:18:39 AM »
Grammy's shmmammys, they really don't carry much weight anymore, if they ever really did.  But thought this might be fun.  Of the 24 nominations U2 received, but did not win, which 3 do you think they were most screwed.

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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 11:44:15 AM »
The AB one obviously- although that was a great year for music.

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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
AB
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 08:46:53 PM »
Eeryone who voted picked AB album of the year. It totally deserved that, yet some albums that also deserved that were up against it that year. What a year.

I picked Found for song of the year because it really was the song of the year. Everyone was listening to it. It was a large part of 1987.

I also picked ATYCLB for album of the year for the same reason - it was a big part of that year's culture.

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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 08:47:59 PM »
Just realized my votes cover all three "biggest band in the world" eras.

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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 08:51:17 PM »
Eeryone who voted picked AB album of the year. It totally deserved that, yet some albums that also deserved that were up against it that year. What a year.

I picked Found for song of the year because it really was the song of the year. Everyone was listening to it. It was a large part of 1987.

I also picked ATYCLB for album of the year for the same reason - it was a big part of that year's culture.

ISHFWILF - i picked record of the year.  I don't even know the difference between song and record of the year.  And i am too lazy to look it up.
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 08:55:35 PM »
I think it has to do with the difference between songwriting and performance/production or something. But I could be wrong.

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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 09:04:36 PM »
I think it has to do with the difference between songwriting and performance/production or something. But I could be wrong.

No, you’re right.

Song of the year => songwriter

Record of the year => performer and producer/engineer
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 09:35:25 PM »
Don't worry be happy!
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 04:13:25 AM »
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 01:21:47 PM »
Still won 22, without some top nominations (ISHFWILF, AB)
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 01:47:41 PM »
Crazy Tonight???


They also won for songs and albums that didn’t deserve to win so I’d say this is a wash
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 01:40:20 AM »
Sorry, can't really compare with the other music because I simply don't know
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 01:43:34 AM »
Never knew about the instant karma cover. Will check out today  ;)
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Re: U2 Got Screwed By Grammys
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 07:28:45 AM »
Instant Karma is fine, but Green Day on Working Class Hero rocks, and Christina Agualira killed Mother.