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List Rules Records (singles) that won the award for Best Record (not Best Album)

Along with Album of the Year and Song of the Year, Record of the Year is one of the best awards a musician or band can achieve during a particular calendar year. Record of the Year is not to be confused with Song of the Year or Album of the Year. The Record of the Year goes is awarded for a single or for one track from an album, which will explain why you'll see some of the best and most memorable records of a year on this Ultimate List.

Some of these songs have stood the test of time and are still popular today. Michael Jackson's "Beat It," Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It," The Eagles' "Hotel California," and Coldplay's "Clocks" are prime examples of best records that still live on. Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" ended up becoming the signature song of her career and is one of the best Record of the Year winners. Simon and Garfunkel along with Eric Clapton and U2 are three examples of musicians who have won the Grammy for Best Record the Year twice.

Vote for the song you think deserves is the Grammy Foundation's best selection for Record of the Year. All of these winners have already taken home one of the biggest Grammys and now it's up to you decide which one is the best of the lot.
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Beat It Michael Jackson - 1984

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Bridge Over Troubled Water 1971

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What's Love Got to Do With It (1984) 1985

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Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack - 1974

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I Will Always Love You 1994

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Just the Way You Are Billy Joel - 1979

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Moon River 1962

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Le Lauréat: Mrs. Robinson Simon and Garfunkel - 1969

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Beautiful Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Beautiful Day U2 - 2001

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Rolling in the Deep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Rolling in the Deep ADELE - 2012

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Aquarius - Let the Sunshine In Fifth Dimension - 1970

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Tears In Heaven 1993

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Graceland Paul Simon - 1988

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Mack the Knife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Mack the Knife 1960

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Bette Davis Eyes 1982

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Strangers in the Night 1967

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Unforgettable Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole - 1992

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Rosanna 1983

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Rehab Amy Winehouse - 2008

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day - 2006

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We Are the World 1986

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The Girl from Ipanema 1965

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Don't Know Why Norah Jones - 2003

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It's Too Late 1972

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Kiss From a Rose Seal - 1996

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(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco Tony Bennett

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers - 1980

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Higher Love Steve Winwood - 1987

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Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) 2000

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My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic") 1999

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Wind Beneath My Wings 1990

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All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow - 1995

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Please Read the Letter Robert Plant, Alison Krauss - 2009

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Not Ready to Make Nice Dixie Chicks - 2007

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Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille - 1976

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Walk On U2 - 2002

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Clocks Coldplay - 2004

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Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins - 1991

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Sailing Christopher Cross - 1981

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Change The World 1997

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Don't Worry, Be Happy (LP version) 1989

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Days of Wine and Roses 1964

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Here We Go Again Ray Charles and Norah Jones - 2005

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Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Get Lucky Daft Punk

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Up-Up and Away is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Up-Up and Away 1968

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Use Somebody Kings of Leon - 2010

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talitha_eve added Mean Taylor Swift

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Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin - 1998