'Old Town Road' (Remix) - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
The Grammys love a good ol' fashioned success story. From being a viral TikTok sensation booted from Billboard's Hot Country Songs to holding the longest consecutive No. 1 hit in Billboard Hot 100 history, the unprecedented crossover smash is all but guaranteed a Record Of The Year nomination.
'bad guy' - Billie Eilish
"bad guy" is a definite shoo-in for this category. Billie's biggest song to date was a critical and commercial hit, ultimately dethroning "Old Town Road" on the Billboard Hot 100 after a record-breaking run in the top spot -- a testament to how much momentum the track continued to build long after its initial release.
'Truth Hurts' - Lizzo
This anthem is 100 per cent a contender for Record Of The Year. Despite originally being released as a single back in 2017, the track really found its legs in 2019. After going viral on TikTok and appearing in the Netflix film "Someone Great" earlier this year, the song helped Lizzo finally land on the mainstream music map. Although "Truth Hurts" had a relatively slow but steady climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, it eventually tied Iggy Azalea's record for the longest reign at No. 1 for a female rapper.
'Señorita' - Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello
This summery smash from confirmed couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello certainly has a shot at nabbing a nomination in this category, although the magical tension of "Are they or aren't they?" that made the track so much fun has disappeared -- just like those warmer months, back when "Señorita" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
'Talk' - Khalid
Although "Talk" failed to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Khalid's double-platinum collaboration with English EDM duo Disclosure has been a staple single on Top 40 radio all year long.
'You Need To Calm Down' - Taylor Swift
Perhaps Taylor Swift's call for equality in "You Need To Calm Down" will garner Grammy recognition. After all, it marks the first time she's openly addressed any sort of political issue in her music. Her support for the LGBTQ+ community was met with both praise and skepticism but the fact remains, this track is nowhere near the best song off Lover. But historically, Grammy voters tend to reward music with a message.
'Sunflower' - Post Malone ft. Swae Lee
"Sunflower" proves once again that Post Malone is probably the most popular artist on the planet. This all-encompassing track is one of the biggest and best-charting hits of the year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 at the beginning of 2019 and remained within the top 10 for a total of 33 weeks. Its cross-genre appeal impressed pop, hip-hop, R&B and adult contemporary audiences alike, an across-the-board crowd-pleaser that Grammy voters love.
'Sucker' - Jonas Brothers
Talk about a comeback! Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas kicked off their reunion with a bang when "Sucker" -- their first single in six years -- debuted in the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100, their first No. 1 hit together as a band. A Grammy nomination for Record Of The Year would definitely be icing on the cake.