muse Trends: Grammy Awards Get Rockin

Last week Trends took a look at the Grammy Award nominees for Best Pop Vocal Performance in both male and female categories.

This week we asked the team look at the nominees for Best Rock Song to see how the songs have fared amongst listeners and to see if there is any indication as to who will walk away with the prize.

The Best Rock Song category this year is made up of songs by five nominees – Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Muse and The Black Keys.

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If our scrobble stats are anything to go on, Neil Young’s “Angry World” has only the slimmest chance of walking away with a Grammy. Released in September as part of his latest album Le Noise, the track has just 23,210 scrobbles, dwarfed by Kings of Leon’s “Radioactive,” also released in September, which has 636,175 scrobbles already.

The Black Keys’ “Tighten Up,” which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #3 in May of this year, currently holds 742,426 scrobbles. If the song doesn’t win the award it may be credited anyway if the album it was released on, Brothers, wins the award for Best Alternative Music Album.

Leading the way in the nominees for the award with the most scrobbles is Mumford & Sons with “Little Lion Man” and Muse with “Resistance.”

While both songs had a head start by being released towards the tail-end of 2009, their immense popularity cannot be denied. The British folk of “Little Lion Man” has proved incredibly popular with many types of music fans, taking in 2,015,948 scrobbles so far, whilst monster space rockers Muse look to be favorites to win the award with their track “Resistance” holding 2,718,482 scrobbles.

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