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🎶 Longest Equals Shortest X3
The shortest song ever to win a Best Original Song Grammy is Days Of Wine And Roses by Henry Mancini, the romantic but melancholy theme from the 1962 movie. It lasts only 2:05, which means it could be played 3 times in the time it takes to listen to the longest Best Original Song winner, USA for Africa’s We Are The World from 1985, which plays for 6:22.
🎶 Voters Rule the Process
The Recording Academy administration has no say in who wins a Grammy. The independently audited process is entirely in the hands of the academy’s voting members, whose eligibility is determined by a required number of credits as working artists.
🎶 Four One-Hit Wonders on Record
There are plenty of artists who have charted only once in their careers in the Billboard Top 100. However, only 4 of them have won Grammys for their one-hit wonder: Getz and Gilberto for Girl from Ipanema in 1964, the aforementioned We Are The World in 1985, Bobby McFerrin in 1988 with Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and Shawn Colvin’s Sunny Came Home in 1997.
🎶 January 16 is D-Day
Voting members of the Recording Academy must get their Grammy ballots into the academy by January 16. That means physically delivered, not just submitted in the mail; and the habit voters have of procrastinating until the very last minute sends some lucrative work the way of express courier companies on that date. As deadlines go, this one is more serious in the music industry than Tax Day and is about as nail-biting as the games Canadians can enjoy at Royal Vegas online casino.
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🎶 Mancini Won 1st Album Grammy
The Album of the Year Grammy was first awarded in 1959, and it went to a movie soundtrack: The Music From Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini – the same artist who would later compose the shortest Grammy Song of the Year.
🎶 The Academy Won’t Know Who Won
When the envelope is opened on stage, it is the first time that officials from the Recording Academy find out who won. Because independent auditors, who also prepare the envelopes, handle the entire ballot process not even top academy officials are able to leak the results.
🎶 Only One Wordless Winner
The Song of the Year has gone to an instrumental piece only once: in 1960, when Ernest Gold’s Theme From Exodus, another movie song, took the Grammy. The rules now insist that the Song of the Year must have lyrics.
🎶 Kenny Rogers’ Unique Record
Country legend Kenny Rogers set a record that is yet to be equalled when he hosted the Grammys in 1980. His song The Gambler won him the Best Country Vocal Performance, Male that night, making him the only person ever to win a Grammy while hosting the ceremony. We think that song’s a great one to enjoy when playing at Royal Vegas Canadian casino, don’t you?