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Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Grammy Song and Record of the Year Winners Ranked

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Originally posted 1/19/12.

With the Grammy Awards tomorrow night, let’s take a look at some previous winners, specifically for Song of the Year or Record of the Year. From 1959 to 2012, 81 different songs have taken home the prize for one or both of the awards. 55 of those songs rank in the DMDB list of the top 1000 songs of all time. Here’s how the songs rank:

1. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
2. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
3. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
4. Eagles “Hotel California” (1977)
5. Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
6. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
7. USA for Africa “We Are the World” (1985)
8. Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973)
9. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973)
10. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)

11. Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson” (1968)
12. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
13. Michael Jackson “Beat It” (1983)
14. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
15. Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (1982)
16. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
17. The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
18. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961)
19. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
20. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)

21. Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (1966)
22. Percy Faith “A Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (1960)
23. Tina Turner “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (1984)
24. Louis Armstrong “Hello, Dolly!” (1964)
25. Johnny Horton “The Battle of New Orleans” (1959)
26. Bette Midler “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1989)
27. Domenico Modugno “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)” (1958)
28. Dionne & Friends “That’s What Friends Are For” (1985)
29. Carole King “It’s Too Late” (1971)
30. Stan Getz with Joao Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964)

31. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
32. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009)
33. Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1992)
34. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)
35. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
36. Beyoncé “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (2008)
37. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
38. U2 “Beautiful Day” (2000)
39. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
40. Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)

41. James Taylor “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971)
42. Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004)
43. Barbra Streisand “Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)” (1976)
44. Coldplay “Clocks” (2002)
45. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)
46. Amy Winehouse “Rehab” (2006)
47. Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia” (1994)
48. Barry Manilow “I Write the Songs” (1975)
49. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1994)
50. Kings of Leon “Use Somebody” (2008)

51. Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole “Unforgettable” (1991)
52. Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (1992)
53. The Fifth Dimension “Up, Up and Away” (1967)
54. Henry Mancini “The Days of Wine and Roses” (1963)
55. Steve Winwood “Higher Love” (1986)
56. Bette Midler “From a Distance” (1990)
57. The Doobie Brothers “What a Fool Believes” (1979)
58. Eric Clapton “Change the World” (1996)
59. Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why” (2002)
60. Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (1988)

61. The Beatles “Michelle” (1965)
62. Christopher Cross “Sailing” (1980)
63. Sammy Davis, Jr. “What Kind of Fool am I?” (1962)
64. George Benson “This Masquerade” (1976)
65. Toto “Rosanna” (1982)
66. Tony Bennett “The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from ‘The Sandpiper’)” (1965)
67. Paul Simon “Graceland” (1986)
68. Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home” (1997)
69. Linda Ronstadt with James Ingram “Somewhere Out There” (1986)
70. Dixie Chicks “Not Ready to Make Nice” (2006)

71. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass “A Taste of Honey” (1965)
72. Ferrante & Teicher “Theme from ‘Exodus’” (1960)
73. Judy Collins “Send in the Clowns” (1975)
74. Roger Miller “Little Green Apples” (1968)
75. John Mayer “Daughters” (2004)
76. Luther Vandross “Dance with My Father” (2003)
77. Joe South “Games People Play” (1968)
78. U2 “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own” (2005)
79. U2 “Walk On” (2001)
80. Ray Charles with Norah Jones “Here We Go Again” (2004)
81. Robert Plant with Alison Krauss “Please Read the Letter” (2007)


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