This is my second to last post in this impromptu series that I’ve started on the iHeart Radio Awards. The show will air LIVE on NBC May 1st. This category I’ll be discussing this time will be, Song of the Year. Click here to check out my other posts.
Here were the 10 nominees in the category:
- “Royals” – Lorde
- “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
- “Roar” – Katy Perry
- “Wake Me Up” – Avicii f/Aloe Blacc
- “The Monster” – Eminem f/Rihanna
- “When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
- “Hold On We’re Going Home” – Drake f/Majid Jordan
- “Stay” – Rihanna f/Mikky Ekko
- “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke f/T.I. & Pharrell
- “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
Here are the 5 finalists:
The five songs nominated goes hand in hand with previous posts I’ve done especially Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year. I’m surprised to see Lorde’s ‘Royals’ didn’t make it to the final 5 as well as ‘Blurred Lines.’ As for the 5 finalists and my picks I could easily go with my favorite song from the list and for me it would break down to Mirrors v. Stay. As much as I love Imagine Dragons I’m not the biggest fan of ‘Radioactive’ although their Grammy performance with Kendrick gave a whole new life to the song. Anyway, I’m going to have to go with ‘Mirrors.’ I think out of the 5 songs aside from ‘The Monster’, ‘Mirrors’ is the song that I’ve heard in rotation.
Listen to the 5 finalists below: