Feb. 26 [20:45 EST] -- The Grammy surprises started even before the telecast hit the airwaves, as the mellow sway of Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" beat out entries from Garbage, the Wallflowers, and Oasis for "Best Rock Song."
Chapman picked up the statuette in one of the pre-ceremony awards, and thwarted Garbage's "Stupid Girl" and Oasis's seemingly inescapable "Wonderwall."
John Hiatt's "Cry Love" and "Too Much" from the Dave Matthews Band also got the short end of the stick in the "Best Rock Song" race.
Elsewhere, Sheryl Crow's self-titled second album beat out white hot No Doubt and the Dave Matthews Band among others for "Best Rock Album."
Crow faced stiff competition from No Doubt's "Tragic Kingdom," Matthews' "Crash," Bonnie Raitt's "Road Tested," and Neil Young and Crazy Horse's "Broken Arrow."
Speaking of white hot, the Beatles' "Free As A Bird" clip edged Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight," Alanis Morissette's "Ironic," Michael Jackson's "Earth Song," and Green Day's "Walking Contradiction" for "Best Music Video, Short Form."
The Beatles haven't actually filmed a video in well over 25 years.
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