Between now and the airing of the GRAMMYs (February 10 on CBS), we’re going to look at and compare scrobbles from key nominees in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist categories. We’re kicking it off with the Record of the Year nominees, and today we’re looking at The Black Keys‘ “Lonely Boy.”
First released in October of 2011, “Lonely Boy” was unleashed with this video, which got nearly half a million views in its first 24 hours.
And it's plain to see
But I came to love you anyway
So you tore my heart out
And I don't mind bleeding
In addition to Record of the Year, the track is also nominated for Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The Black Keys’ album El Camino is also up for Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year, and Auerbach is up for Producer of the Year, so the odds of taking home a trophy are pretty good.
“Lonely Boy” is not just a critical darling, Last.fm users love it too. Despite being 15 months old, the track is still number 35 on our overall charts.
As you can see from the song’s listening trend graph, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Fans love it, critics love it, but will we pick it to win Record of the Year? Stick with us as we delve into the scrobbles of the other nominees and see who comes out on top.
Watch the GRAMMYs on CBS, February 10th at 8/7 c.