The 50 Grammy Performances That You Need to Watch, Day Three

Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards in 2008. Photo property of Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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The Grammys are 10 days away!  While everyone is prepping for the Super Bowl, I am preparing to celebrate music’s biggest night by spanning a countdown of incredible Grammy moments that will appear on not only but my page as well.   Part three of this countdown includes a diverse group of artists including country legend Dolly Parton, Backstreet Boys and the late Amy Winehouse.

40. Dolly Parton, Traveling Prayer (2001)

The eight-time Grammy winner performed her unique take on this Billy Joel-penned song.   Dolly transformed the song and made it an up-tempo bluegrass performance that will make anyone who watches this video smile.  Click on this link to watch Dolly perform:

39. Elton John & Backstreet Boys, Philadelphia Freedom (2000)

Backstreet Boys and Sir Elton John took to the stage to perform one of the British Piano Man’s classics.  This song featured Elton on main vocals while the mega-popular boy band provided accompanying vocals.   This was not the last time the Backstreet Boys performed with the music legend; they performed in England’s Party at the Park.     To watch this performance, click here:

38. Shakira & Wyclef Jean, Hips Don’t Lie (2007)

One of the most explosive performances came from Shakira and Wyclef Jean’s duet “Hips Don’t Lie.”  This song fused pop, Latin, hip-hop and Bollywood dancing that made this presentation one of the most memorable performances from this year’s Grammys.   To watch Shakira and Wyclef rock the show, click here:

37. Justin Timberlake, What Goes Around (2007)

Another Grammy standout performance came from Justin Timberlake.  The former *NSYNC star performed his hit “What Goes Around” from his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds with a mini-backing orchestra that featured superb background singers and musicians.    One of the things that made this performance unique was Justin’s usage of camcorder that blasted a close-up of his face to the audience.   Click here to see JT’s awesome performance:

36. Amy Winehouse, You Know I’m No Good/ Rehab (2008)

The 2008 Grammy Awards could be known as Amy Winehouse’s best night ever.  During the ceremony, the late British songbird won five awards including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Rehab.”   She soared during “You Know I’m No Good” and showed off her vocals while her signature award-winning song.

To watch this outstanding performance, click here:

Day four of this coverage will be on my page on


I do not own any of the video clips that have appeared on this blog post.  They belong to the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences and CBS Broadcasting Company.



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