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Sunday, February 8, 2015

And the Grammy for Record of the Year goes to . . .

In honor of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards tonight, I thought it would be fun to look back at some past winners for Record of the Year (click here for my Best New Artist post from last year). The above photo is of actress Brooke Shields, Michael Jackson and Webster star Emmanuel Lewis at the 26th Grammy Awards in 1984:

Simon & Garfunkel for "Bridge over Troubled Water" at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971 (presented by The 5th Dimension, who won the award in 1970).

Producer Lou Adler accepted the award on behalf of Carole King for "It's Too Late" at the 14th Annual Grammy Awards in 1972 (presented by Herb Alpert and the Carpenters).

Art Garfunkel accepted the award on behalf of Olivia Newton-John for "I Honestly Love You" at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards in 1975 (presented by Paul Simon and John Lennon and hosted by Andy Williams).

Captain & Tennille for "Love Will Keep Us Together" at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards in 1976 (presented by Joan Baez and Stevie Wonder).

George Benson for "This Masquerade" at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977 (presented by Barbra Streisand).

Producer Phil Ramone accepted on behalf of Billy Joel for "Just the Way You Are" at the 21st Annual Grammy Awards in 1979 (presented by Donna Summer and Andy Gibb).

The Doobie Brothers for "What a Fool Believes" at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1980 (presented by Kris Kristofferson and Herb Alpert).

Christopher Cross for "Sailing" at the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1981 (presented by Diana Ross and Kris Kristofferson).

Kim Carnes for "Bette Davis Eyes" at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards in 1982 (presented by Kenny Loggins and Pat Benatar).

Toto for "Rosanna" at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards in 1983 (presented by Lionel Richie and Olivia Newton-John).

Michael Jackson for "Beat It" at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 (presented by Julio Iglesias and Melissa Manchester).

Tina Turner for "What's Love Got to Do with It" at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in 1985 (presented by Diana Ross).

Paul Simon for "Graceland" at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988 (presented by Quincy Jones and Lena Horne).

Bette Midler for "Wind Beneath My Wings" at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1990 (presented by Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and Sting).

Phil Collins for "Another Day in Paradise" at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1991 (presented by Diana Ross and Jon Bon Jovi).

Natalie Cole (with Nat King Cole) and producer David Foster for "Unforgettable" at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards in 1992 (presented by Dionne Warwick and Johnny Mathis).

Whitney Houston and producer David Foster for "I Will Always Love You" at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in 1994 (presented by B.B. King and Steve Winwood).

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