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The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)  

Inger Lund Carter
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List Rules Musical performances at the 2015 Grammys only

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.
Grammy performances 2015 ranged  from brilliant to boring to just plain bad. At the Grammys this year, Annie Lennox, Beyonce, Sam Smith, Sia, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran are being talked about the most for killing it with great live performances. Kanye West, Usher, Madonna and Lady Gaga, however, divided viewers with their controversial Grammy acts -- people either loved them or hated them.  But what do you think? What was your favorite Grammy performance? Ariana Grande? AC/DC? Gwen Stefani? Miranda Lambert? Beck? Who was the worst Grammy performer of the night? Go ahead, vote on the Grammy performances you liked the best, or feel free to re-rank this list. Once can argue that the live performances at the 2014 Grammys were much stronger than those at the 2015 Grammys, but nonetheless, it's good fun to rank the best Grammy songs every year!
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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music
"Take me to Church" is the kind of over-the-top song that is a perfect match for Annie Lennox's powerful voice and dramatic, almost mime-like performance style. Her version worked better than Hozier's original.
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Electronica
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Sia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Sia
Brilliant! It's so cool that Sia can laugh at herself, by casting hilarious former SNL comedian Kristen Wiig to gyrate alongside Maddie Ziegler, the "Dance Moms" kid and star of her "Chandelier" video.
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
5
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Dance, Electronic
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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap
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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Funk, Hip hop
Pharrell sang "Happy" at yet another awards show, this time sporting a cute bell-boy suit and performing with some seriously impressive dancers. And that made me happy!
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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Western music, Country rock, Acoustic music
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Brandy Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Country
10
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
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Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
12
Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Outlaw country, Country rock, Country
13
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
R&B, Pop, Hip hop
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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Contemporary R&B, Soul, Pop
15
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music
16
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
R&B, Pop, Hip hop
17
Usher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, Pop
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Contemporary R&B
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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave
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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Folk
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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Pop, Rock, Disco
Katy Perry did a world of good with this moving performance of “By the Grace of God," shining light on the heartbreaking plight of survivors of domestic violence.
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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Mary J. Blidge can do no wrong in my book. Great soulful collaboration with Grammy 2015's big winner, Sam Smith.
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy Performances 2015 (and the worst too!)
Hip hop