Who Should Win the 2014 Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media? – Readers Poll
One of the most exciting aspects of a film is when one of our favorite singers pens a track to accompany it. The 2014 Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media honors the best of these contributions. This year’s nominees are Coldplay, Jessie J, Adele, Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw, Lana Del Rey and Regina Spektor. Who do you think should win the Grammy?
Coldplay’s song ‘Atlas’ perfectly captures the sadness and ominous themes of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ The piano, combined with Chris Martin’s voice, is hauntingly perfect for the second installment of the franchise.
One of the biggest movies of 2012 was ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ The film focuses on the relationship of two unlikely people. Jessie J’s performance of ‘Silver Lining’ embraces the emotions of falling for someone and realizing the feelings are reciprocal.
Is there anything more epic than Adele’s voice advising you to hold your breath because this is the end? ‘Skyfall,’ the title track from the latest James Bond movie, compliments the thriller’s suspenseful nature. The song was so powerful that it scored Adele an Oscar. Will a Grammy be next?
Colbie Caillat’s sunny vocals, paired with Gavin DeGraw’s textured voice, are the perfect combination for the ‘Safe Haven’ soundtrack. The movie tells the story of a girl on the run who falls in love with a widowed father — defeating all odds along the way. Colbie and Gavin’s track, ‘We Both Know,’ celebrates pushing asides one’s fears and taking chances.
Baz Luhrmann’s screen adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ is nothing short of epic. The retelling of such a tragic classic requires a song that is equally emotional. Lana Del Rey’s smokey, timeless voice delivers in ‘Young and Beautiful.’
One of 2013’s most popular shows didn’t air on television, but the Internet. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ tells the story of an upperclass woman going to prison for a crime she committed 10 years prior. The show’s theme song, ‘You’ve Got Time,’ sung by Regina Spektor, repeats the urgency and confusion experienced by the character as she finds herself trapped in jail.
Which song do you think should win the Grammy? You can vote once an hour until the polls close at 7:59PM ET on January 26.
Watch Coldplay’s ‘Atlas’ Lyric Video
Watch the Jessie J ‘Silver Lining’ Video
Watch the Adele ‘Skyfall’ Lyric Video
Watch the Colbie Caillat ‘We Both Know’ Video Feat. Gavin DeGraw
Watch the Lana Del Rey ‘Young and Beautiful’ Video
Listen to Regina Spektor, ‘You’ve Got Time’