On Wednesday night, the annual Q Magazine Awards took place at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse, in London. Beside The 1975, Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi, the list of the big winners of the night incuded Lana Del Rey, who was awarded with the prize for ‘Song of the Decade‘ for her 2011 song “Video Games”.
The song is generally considered Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough hit. However, the track wasn’t much appreciated when it was first proposed to music labels, since they considered it not particularly radiophonic, due to the lack of powerful drums and its excessive length. Nonetheless, when released, the song managed to achieve a great success, above all in the UK, reaching number nine in top charts.
The singer couldn’t be physically present in London, but decided to send a video to share her gratitude: “I’m so honoured. This is unreal” said the star, “I just can’t tell you how much this means. I got my start in London so I wish I could be there, but I’m there in spirit”.
To conclude, Q Editor Ted Kessler spoke about the ceremony, the awards and Lana Del Rey’s success: “I always say that music is not a competition. But someone has to win these Q Awards. I’m glad that Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ answered the question that’s been bugging us for months, too: what is the best song of the decade?”.