Officially, five recordings were up for the Records of the Year Grammy.
For experts, however, the race was really about two numbers: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky (featuring Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)” and Lorde’s “Royals.”
The former won.
While the latter rode its compelling writing to a Song of the Year trophy, the Daft Punk song was deemed the better all-around recording.
Other nominees included Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines (featuring Pharrell & TI).”