The year’s second best-selling song, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” is also likely to be nominated for Record of the Year. The bubbly song is rather teen-oriented for the panel of Grammy insiders that determines the nominations in the top four categories, but the song was the year’s most ubiquitous hit. In addition to ranking #1 for nine weeks, it was widely parodied.
A whopping 831 recordings (singles or tracks) are competing for Record of the Year this year. But only about two dozen or so have a good chance of making the finals.