We’re mere hours away from tonight’s 55th annual Grammy Awards on CBS, and with it, the UPROXX live blog, and as previously mentioned, it should be a good one. Frank Ocean, the Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, and Jack White are all scheduled to perform, and the more time spent listening to music means less time hearing artists give tired, boring speeches. That’s why the Grammys are better than most award ceremonies.
To get you excited for tonight, let’s take a look back at some of the best Grammy performances of old, including Stevie Wonder covering the Beatles, Arcade Fire closing the show, and most importantly, the time a Wu-Tang Clan member bumrushed the stage. Needless to say, that is the single greatest moment in Grammy history.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Aretha Franklin (1970)
“Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips (1974)
“Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston (1986)
“The Way You Make Me Feel/Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson (1989)
“One” by Metallica (1989)
“We Can Work It Out” by Stevie Wonder (1990)
ODB bumrushes the stage (1998)
Not really a performance, but definitely the greatest moment in Grammy history.
“To Zion” by Lauryn Hill w/ Santana (1999)
“Stan” by Eminem w/ Elton John (2001)
“Ready to Start” by Arcade Fire (2011)