The Grammys’ Record of the Year Nominees, Done As Infographics

The nominees for the Record of the Year Grammy this year are quite diverse. (To quickly clarify: Record of the Year is for the song we actually hear, while Song of the Year is for the writing.) How do you compare Frank Ocean to Taylor Swift to the Black Keys to Kelly Clarkson? So we thought separating them from the distracting music and breaking down the lyrics into handy graph form might help us understand them better. The result is that we’re able to scientifically answer such important questions as: What keeps a lonely boy waiting? When exactly is fun. young? And what does not being killed do to Kelly Clarkson?

Somebody That I Used to Know” - Gotye Featuring Kimbra

Lonely Boy” - The Black Keys

We Are Young” - fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” - Taylor Swift

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” - Kelly Clarkson

Thinkin Bout You” - Frank Ocean

Grammys’ Record of the Year Nominees, As Charts