So with the Grammys coming up this Sunday, we figured we do a little flashback Friday for you, with some of the best performances from the Grammys over the years! We know the Grammys have been around since the 1950s (WOW!) but we figured that we’d just do a rundown of the top 10 performances of the past 10 years. It was hard enough narrowing it down to 10 from just these past 10 years, without going all the way back to the beginning! So…here they are!
Kanye West and Daft Punk team up for Stronger
Sometimes the mashups that get put together for the Grammys don’t make sense, but this one does 100%. Kanye owns the stage, and Daft Punk stays as mysteriously awesome as always.
Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder’s mashup of Burnin’ Up and Superstition.
This might seem a little strange at first, but this was the year the JoBros were nominated for best new artist. It’s also just so fun to watch, especially for any former JoBro fans – talk about throwback!
P!nk’s moving performance of Glitter In The Air
She sounds amazing, the song is beautiful and she twirls upside down from the ceiling. It’s MAGICAL.
Ultra rap collab with Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker take on Drop the World and Forever mashup
I remember watching this and being completely floored. I’m not even a big fan of rap but this just slaughters. (Watching it again it still makes we want to conquer the world.)
Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan collab
It’s like a hipster’s folk-music dream. Of all the performances on this list, I still think this one my be my absolute favorite. The level of musical talent on that stage for this is just mindblowing! (Starts at 0:40)
Adele’s powerhouse comeback
This was Adele’s first time performing publicly since having throat surgery, and she killed it! (I mean, of course she did, she’s Adele.)
Bruno Mars’s Runaway Baby
I mean, the staging, the outfits, the band, the dancing and that voice! How can you not love everything about this performance, because you can tell the people on stage love everything about what they get to do.
Bey and J!
How could the Queen’s performance with her king not make this list? Beyonce is flawless as always, and their hug at the end is way too cute.
Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar mashup
This performance was pretty much all I heard anyone talk about for days afterwards.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s Same Love Wedding featuring Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna
I mean, the addition of Queen Latifah and Madonna is still weird to me, but this was such an important thing to have happen.
Of course the most recent year gets the most recognition, partially just because it’s what we remember the most and easiest. Did we miss any of your favorites through the years? What performances from this Sunday do you think will end up on lists like this in future years?! Let us know on Twitter and Facebook!
BONUS PERFORMANCE: 2014, Taylor Swift’s All Too Well (because how could we not include this).