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2015 Grammy Wish List: These Things, Please

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    Like the artists they honor, the Grammys can run the gamut from cloying and boring to inspiring and massively entertaining. The watchability from minute to minute depends on who’s performing and winning gramophone statuettes, and at this Sunday’s awards, there’s plenty of potential for memorable moments. There’s no telling what could go down at the Staples Center, but if any of the following 11 things come to pass, this will be a telecast people will be talking about until at least Monday afternoon — maybe even Tuesday morning. Then it’s back to caring about the Oscars and Fifty Shades of Grey and wondering who'll give us a better sequel to a beloved story that probably ought to be left alone, J.J. Abrams or Harper Lee. But, for now, it's "music's biggest night." May it dazzle with its bigness.


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    Sia recreates her "Elastic Heart" video with Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler.

    Only this time there's a twist, and (spoiler alert) Maddie Z helps Shia escape from that cage, suggesting we all have the power to overcome adversity and do amazing things — like understand the symbolism in Sia videos.

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    Sam Smith wins Song of the Year.

    “Stay With Me” was a great song in 1989, when Tom Petty and Jeff Lynn wrote the sucker and called it “I Won’t Back Down,” and a quarter-century later, it’s still fantastic. Smith and Co.’s apparently unintended melodic thievery does nothing to diminish this complex soul stunner, all about a one-night stand promising something more than sex but less than love.

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