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Grammy 'Song of The Year' Winner

A list of Grammy 'Song of The Year' Awards winners since inception.

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)

1959
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Singer: Domenico Modugno

Songwriter: Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci

Album: Released as a single on 1 February 1958

The battle of New Orleans

1960
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Singer: Johnny Horton

Songwriter: Jimmy Driftwood

Album: Released as a single in April 1959

Theme of Exodus

1961
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Singer: Various Artistes

Songwriter: Ernest Gold

Album: Instrumental theme from the movie Exodus released on 16 December 1960

Moon River

1962
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Singer: Henry Mancini

Songwriter: Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Album: Moon River

What Kind of Fool Am I?

1963
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Singer: Sammy Davis Jr.

Songwriter: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Album: What Kind of Fool Am I - and Other Show-Stoppers   

Days of Wine and Roses

1964
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Singer: Henry Mancini

Songwriters: Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Album: Days of wine and roses

Hello, Dolly!

1965
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Singer: Louis Armstrong

Songwriter: Jerry Herman

Album: Musical Play - Hello, Dolly!

The Shadow of Your Smile

1966
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Singer: Tony Bennett

Songwriters: Paul Francis Webster and Johnny Mandel

Album: Film - The Sandpiper

Michelle

1967
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Singer: The Beatles

Songwriter: Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Album: Rubber Soul

Up, Up And Away

1968
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Singer: The 5th Dimension

Songwriter: Jimmy Webb

Album: Up, Up and Away

Little Green Apples

1969
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Singer: O.C. Smith

Songwriter: Bobby Russell

Album: Hickory Holler Revisited

Games People Play

1970
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Singer: Joe South

Songwriter: Joe South

Album: Introspect

Bridge Over Troubled Water

1971
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Singer: Simon and Garfunkel

Songwriter: Paul Simon

Album: Bridge Over Troubled Water

You’ve Got a Friend

1972
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Singer: Carole King

Songwriter: Carole King

Album: Tapestry

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

1973
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Singer: Roberta Flack

Songwriter: Ewan MacColl

Album: First Take

Killing Me Softly With His Song

1974
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Singer: Roberta Flack

Songwriter: Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox

Album: Killing Me Softly

The Way We Were

1975
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Singer: Barbra Streisand

Songwriters: Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch

Album: Movie - The Way We Were

Send in the Clowns

1976
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Singer: Judy Collins

Songwriter: Stephen Sondheim

Album: Musical - A Little Night Music

I Write The Songs

1977
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Singer: Barry Manilow

Songwriter: Bruce Johnston

Album: Tryin' To Get The Feeling

Evergreen - Love Theme (TIE)

1978
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Singer: Barbra Streisand

Songwriters: Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams

Album: Movie - A Star is Born


Just the Way You Are

1979
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Singer: Billy Joel

Songwriter: Billy Joel

Album: The Stranger

What a Fool Believes

1980
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Singer: The Doobie Brothers

Songwriters: Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald

Album: Minute by Minute

Sailing

1981
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Singer: Christopher Cross

Songwriter: Christopher Cross

Album: Christopher Cross

Bette Davis Eyes

1982
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Singer: Kim Carnes

Songwriters: Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon

Album: Mistaken Identity

Always On My Mind

1983
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Singer: Willie Nelson

Songwriters: Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson

Album: Always on My Mind

Every Breath You Take

1984
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Singer: The Police

Songwriter: Sting

Album: Synchronicity


What's Love Got To Do With It

1985
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Singer: Tina Turner

Songwriter: Graham Lyle and Terry Britten

Album: Private Dancer


We Are The World

1986
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Singers: USA for Africa

Songwriters: Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

Album: We Are The World


That's What Friends Are For

1987
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Singers: Dionne Warwick and Friends

Songwriter: Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager

Album: Friends


Somewhere Out There

1988
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Singers: Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram

Songwriters: James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

Album: Movie - An American Tail


Don’t Worry, Be Happy

1989
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Singer: Bobby McFerrin

Songwriter: Bobby McFerrin

Album: Simple Pleasures


Wind Beneath My Wings

1990
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Singer: Bette Midler

Songwriters: Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar

Album: Movie - Beaches


From A Distance

1991
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Singer: Bette Midler

Songwriter: Julie Gold

Album: Some People's Lives


Unforgettable

1992
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Singer: Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

Songwriter: Irving Gordon

Album: Unforgettable: With Love


Tears In Heaven

1993
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Singer: Eric Clapton

Songwriters: Eric Clapton and Will Jennings

Album: Unplugged and Movie - Rush


A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)

1994
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Singers: Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

Songwriters: Alan Menken and Tim Rice

Album: Movie - Aladdin


Streets Of Philadelphia

1995
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Singer: Bruce Springsteen

Songwriter: Bruce Springsteen

Album: Movie -  Philadelphia


Kiss From A Rose

1996
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Singer: Seal

Songwriter: Seal

Album: Seal II and movie - Batman Forever


Change the World

1997
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Singer: Eric Clapton

Songwriters: Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Album: Movie - Phenomenon


Sunny Came Home

1998
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Singer: Shawn Colvin

Songwriter: Shawn Colvin and John Leventhal

Album: A Few Small Repairs


My Heart Will Go On

1999
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Singer: Celine Dion

Songwriters: James Horner and Will Jennings

Album: Let's Talk About Love and movie - Titanic

Smooth

2000
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Singer: Santana feat. Rob Thomas

Songwriters: Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas

Album: Supernatural

Beautiful Day

2001
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Singer: U2

Songwriters: Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr. and Paul Hewson

Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind

Fallin'

2002
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Singer: Alicia Keys

Songwriter: Alicia Keys

Album: Songs In A Minor

Don’t Know Why

2003
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Singer: Norah Jones

Songwriter: Jesse Harris

Album: Come Away With Me

Dance with My Father

2004
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Singer: Luther Vandross

Songwriter: Luther Vandross and Richard Marx

Album: Dance With My Father

Daughters

2005
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Singer: John Mayer

Songwriter: John Mayer

Album: Heavier Things

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

2006
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Singer: U2

Songwriter: Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr. and Paul Hewson

Album: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Not Ready to Make Nice

2007
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Singer: Dixie Chicks

Songwriters: Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson

Album: Taking The Long Way

Rehab

2008
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Singer: Amy Winehouse

Songwriters: Amy Winehouse

Album: Back to Black

Viva La Vida

2009
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Singer: Coldplay

Songwriters: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin

Album: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

2010
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Singer: Beyonce Knowles

Songwriters: Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart

Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce

Need You Now

2011
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Singer: Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott

Album: Need You Now

Rolling in the Deep

2012
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Singer: Adele Adkins

Songwriters: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Album: 21

We Are Young

2013
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Singer: Fun featuring Janelle Monáe

Songwriters: Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker and Andrew Dost

Album: Some Nights

Royals

2014
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Singer: Lorde

Songwriters: Joel Little and Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Album: The Love Club EP and debut studio album Pure Heroine

Stay With Me (Darkchild version)

2015
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Singer: Sam Smith

Songwriters: Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips

Album: In The Lonely Hour

You Light Up My Life (Tie)

1978
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Singer: Debby Boone

Songwriter: Joe Brooks

Album: Single released in 1977

Thinking Out Loud

2016
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Singer: Ed Sheeran

Songwriters: Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

Album: x