Top 10 Most Amazing Grammy Performances of All Time

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  • Published: 13 February 2017
  • Top 10 Most Amazing Grammy Performances of All Time
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    These performers set the Grammy’s stage on fire! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the top 10 Grammy Performances! Whether it be Radiohead, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Tina Turner, Daft Punk, Eminem or Michael Jackson, these superstar performers put on a show no one will forget anytime soon. What was your favorite Grammys performance? Let us know in the comments.

    00:33 #10: Bruce Springsteen & Dave Grohl & Elvis Costello
    01:36 #9: Eric Clapton
    02:52 #8: Beyoncé & Tina Turner
    04:01 #7: Kanye West & Daft Punk
    04:59 #6: Eminem & Elton John
    06:10 #5: Adele
    07:12 #4: Radiohead
    08:17 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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  • Patrick Lima
    Patrick Lima  6 hours back

    "One Moment in Time" by Whitney Houston, "If It's Over" by Mariah Carey and "It's A Man's World" by Christina Aguilera are not on this list ... this list is a JOKE!!

    • mgkpraesi
      mgkpraesi  7 hours back

      Gosh 50% of this is pure Trash.

      • Calvin Robinson
        Calvin Robinson  14 hours back

        Wait, no Whitney "One Moment In Time," that vocal performance was epic.

        • Jak Kennaird
          Jak Kennaird  22 hours back

          Get lucky performance was brilliant

          • Lucas O'Reilly
            Lucas O'Reilly  1 days back

            Did he just say “the Beatles”

            • John O
              John O  2 days back

              What about Madonna? She Is the ultimate Queen 👸🏻 Of POP. There’s her Grammy performances of (Music 2001 & Hung Up 2006 & her AMAZING PERFORMANCE of Living For Love in 2015)
              Madonna she ABSOLUTELY & POSITIVELY BE ON THIS LIST Along with Pink’s Glitter In The Air

              • ShadoeFax
                ShadoeFax  2 days back

                Eminem & Elton is #1

                • Santiago Rodriguez
                  Santiago Rodriguez  2 days back

                  I'm surprised there is no 98 Ricky Martin! I guess there is too much to choose.

                  • Brent Rainwater
                    Brent Rainwater  3 days back

                    Obviously the Grammys didn’t exist pre 2007 According to WM

                    • Brent Rainwater
                      Brent Rainwater  3 days back

                      Well OF course bouncy and Jazzy would have to be there and ruin everything

                      • Van- Helsing GCC
                        Van- Helsing GCC  3 days back

                        The one & only - MJ is the king

                        • Andrew Pietzner
                          Andrew Pietzner  4 days back

                          Mojo - STFU!!!!! Let the music inspire us without your stupid chatter. Put captions if you have to open your inane comments.

                          • Andrew Mack
                            Andrew Mack  4 days back

                            oh shut your trap and play the clips

                            • Chris Monroe
                              Chris Monroe  4 days back

                              You could've gone into a little more detail with the Eminem/Elton performance and it's significance at the time. Eminem was getting a lot of flack from gay rights groups for using the word fa**ot in his songs. The duo was unexpected because Eminem was supposedly homophobic and Elton is a gay icon. Three things happened for Eminem with this performance, he squashed the homophobia rumors, he received the gay seal of approval, and to my knowledge, he hasn't since used the word in the music.

                              • mark902
                                mark902  4 days back

                                no 2005 mariah "we belong together/fly like a bird"... fake news. fake list. watchmojo? don't know her.

                                • Drosxo1313
                                  Drosxo1313  4 days back

                                  It's a mans mans mans world tribute by the voice of her generation one and only Christina Aguilera says hi, ranked as the 3rd greatest of all time.

                                  • Lizzy Li
                                    Lizzy Li  4 days back

                                    excuse me......I think you missed a couple pretty cool female performers. Let's say...Glitter in the air from Pink for a start.

                                    • Hoops McCann
                                      Hoops McCann  4 days back

                                      Please don’t talk so much

                                      • Jessica Smith
                                        Jessica Smith  4 days back

                                        2019 and people STILL talk about MJs 1988 Grammy performance!

                                        • Jessica Smith
                                          Jessica Smith  1 days back

                                          @Blablabla Bla Really? Michael Jackson is known worldwide.. don't act like you've never heard of him!

                                        • Blablabla Bla
                                          Blablabla Bla  3 days back

                                          Who is that?

                                      • Oliver Klosov
                                        Oliver Klosov  5 days back

                                        Thumbs up for #10 alone

                                        • Art Kernow
                                          Art Kernow  5 days back

                                          "letting the music speak for itself" as he talks all the way through it... sigh

                                          • SOULR Power
                                            SOULR Power  5 days back

                                            Decent list, but how Mary J. Blige’s performance of No Drama isn’t on it is crazy.

                                            • roger peet
                                              roger peet  5 days back

                                              I recently heard that there are 381 award shows this year to celebrate the 'entertainment' industry. A year has 365 days. That ain't right.

                                              • cozza
                                                cozza  5 days back

                                                Can you STFU????

                                                • James Franklin
                                                  James Franklin  5 days back

                                                  Now I love MJ's music, but I'm certain most people are hard of hearing. He mimed the whole thing. The choir weren't even live. It sound exactly like the studio recording not because the live performance was so astonishing, but because it WAS the studio recording.

                                                  MJ mimed a lot. Anyone who listened to his albums a lot can tell.

                                                  Sure he's am amazing singer and there's plenty of evidence of his live ability, but there is also plenty of evidence that he mimed a lot.

                                                  • Kate VD
                                                    Kate VD  5 days back

                                                    Em and Kenny are another level.

                                                    • Spaghetti
                                                      Spaghetti  6 days back

                                                      MARIAH CAREY FLY LIKE A BIRD CHANNELING THE LORD INTO THE STAGE AND CALLING FORTH HEAVEN ?????????????????

                                                      • dubnessIII
                                                        dubnessIII  7 days back

                                                        If you haven't seen that White Stripes performance, it is truly spectacular

                                                        • Edwin Roman
                                                          Edwin Roman  1 weeks back

                                                          Try something older than 1990. Believe me, some of these don't touch performances from the past...

                                                          • Chef Jack Geeks Out
                                                            Chef Jack Geeks Out  1 weeks back

                                                            #10, because Stevie Van Zandt is a nobody.

                                                            Assholes.

                                                            • K
                                                              K  1 weeks back

                                                              You greatly missed the marked with lack luster performances, i.e. elton john, eminem, eric clapton. Not exciting. The ball was dropped big time when there was no janet jackson or whitney houston, or prince. you did manage to get the number one right with michael. this is definite thumbs down.

                                                              • Diane M. Patterson
                                                                Diane M. Patterson  1 weeks back

                                                                “ few can hold a candle to Kanye West” ????????? Peed my pants laughing. What a ridiculous statement. Wow. This channel SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                • Sai Teja_
                                                                  Sai Teja_  4 days back

                                                                  2015 Hollywood bowl performance of Pinocchio story,vh1 storytellers performances of heartless, amazing and saint Pablo tour just to name a few of his great performances

                                                                • Sai Teja_
                                                                  Sai Teja_  4 days back

                                                                  If only u know more about his music,u would know it's true

                                                              • J
                                                                J  1 weeks back

                                                                10. No
                                                                9. No
                                                                8. YAAAASSSSS
                                                                7. Yes
                                                                6. Yes
                                                                5. Meh
                                                                4. Yee
                                                                3. Yes
                                                                2.
                                                                1. Yes

                                                                Missing:

                                                                Toni Braxton, unbreak my heart
                                                                Mariah Carey, We Belong Together
                                                                Rihanna, What's My Name

                                                                • Bojangles
                                                                  Bojangles  1 weeks back

                                                                  Damn the voice over saying the obvious

                                                                  • fawnsworld81
                                                                    fawnsworld81  1 weeks back

                                                                    Fuck UR PICKS I've watched a few of your Top 10 videos and you can suck ASS . Never once have I seen the BEST LIVE VOCALIST ever mentioned. When it comes to Whitney Houston NO ONE has ever sounded better. Gets a standing ovation before and after because there is no way anyone could remain sitting after hearing something that was just unbelievable. How could anyone sing like that? It's just mind blowing what she did with her voice.

                                                                    • rocky2karma
                                                                      rocky2karma  1 weeks back

                                                                      P!nk 2010 - Gliter in the Air is tha bomb, never ever seen anything like it!

                                                                      • Tome XVIII
                                                                        Tome XVIII  2 weeks back

                                                                        I'm always warning from someway to get the info but some doesn't understand and that's what's happening :( :(

                                                                        • Vic 3
                                                                          Vic 3  2 weeks back

                                                                          That Kendrick Lamar's performance was bomb. My best is Mj.

                                                                          • Antonia Koenig
                                                                            Antonia Koenig  2 weeks back

                                                                            The Eminem & Elton John collaboration "made sense." It was significant at the time because Eminem had been getting a lot of bad press about being homophobic.

                                                                            • Saimps
                                                                              Saimps  2 weeks back

                                                                              Adele is incredible

                                                                              • Aliicks Kay
                                                                                Aliicks Kay  2 weeks back

                                                                                *uses Gaga for intro*
                                                                                *doesn’t mention Gaga once*

                                                                                • bruce wightman
                                                                                  bruce wightman  2 weeks back

                                                                                  ABSOLUTELY NOT ..A CHILD MOLESTOR NO#1 UM NO REAL ROCK BANDS ... UM 2009 U2 WAS BETTER THEN ALL THESE

                                                                                  • Max Zatlin
                                                                                    Max Zatlin  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Im sorry that cover of Proud Mary was ass

                                                                                    • NMJ
                                                                                      NMJ  2 weeks back

                                                                                      i would,ve added Prince,but hey, I'm not watchmojo!

                                                                                      • Jodi Monistere
                                                                                        Jodi Monistere  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Where is Pink"s Glitter in the Air???????

                                                                                        • Hevellyn Emanuely
                                                                                          Hevellyn Emanuely  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Lady Gaga, my Mother Monster

                                                                                          • Jordan Peters
                                                                                            Jordan Peters  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I don’t need Beyoncé or Kanye on any list but I know I’m in the minority on that one.

                                                                                            • Jens Müller
                                                                                              Jens Müller  2 weeks back

                                                                                              #7 - Tina Turner and Beyonce - is a very good example of what is wrong with music today. A grandma Turner sings the superstar beyonce right off the stage. Beyonce can not even come close to the power Tina is bringing. Legs and boobs she plays all the way. But her voice n a duet with Tina just can't compete.