Top 10 Biggest Grammy Upsets
No. 5Milli Vanilli won - 1989
Did you hear me? Milli Vanilli won. I don't even care who they were up against, it could have been the creepy janitor who whistles when he cleans the toilet in the office and it still would have been an upset.
No. 4Christopher Cross - 1980
Let's play a quick game, pick the musician least likely to win a Grammy from the following list:
- Billy Joel
- Bette Midler
- The Pretenders
- Frank Sinatra
- Christopher Cross
- Barbara Streisand
- Pink Floyd
Ok done? Good. Now give him the Grammy.
No. 3Mary Poppins beat The Beatles - 1964
In 1964, it was a battle between one acid trip and another. As memorable of a movie as Mary Poppins was (It's the one with the nanny and her umbrella right?), putting it over The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night is a travesty.
No. 2Nirvana and Pearl Jam lose to Eric Clapton - 1992
Alright, we have no beef with Clapton, but let's be serious for a second here; Layla over Smells Like Teen Spirit AND Jeremy? What kind of a sick joke is this? Smells like Academy Favoritism. Grunge got gipped.
No. 1Jethro Tull beats Metallica - 1989
Even during Jethro Tull's peak and Metallica's lowest, no one in their right mind would ever award the original JT a win over Metallica. In 1988 it was the case as And Justice For All lost out to Crest of the Knave. We're all for flute solos but come on! You know it's bad when your own record label tells you (Jethro) to not show up because you "weren't likely to win".