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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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Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack - 1974

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

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Moon River 1962

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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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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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Bette Davis Eyes 1982

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Aquarius - Let the Sunshine In Fifth Dimension - 1970

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Tears In Heaven 1993

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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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Graceland Paul Simon - 1988

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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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It's Too Late 1972

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We Are the World 1986

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day - 2006

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(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco Tony Bennett

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The Girl from Ipanema 1965

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Don't Know Why Norah Jones - 2003

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What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers - 1980

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Kiss From a Rose Seal - 1996

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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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All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow - 1995

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Wind Beneath My Wings 1990

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Not Ready to Make Nice Dixie Chicks - 2007

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Please Read the Letter Robert Plant, Alison Krauss - 2009

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Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille - 1976

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Clocks Coldplay - 2004

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Walk On U2 - 2002

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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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Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Get Lucky Daft Punk

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Here We Go Again Ray Charles and Norah Jones - 2005

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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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Sunny Came Home Shawn Colvin - 1998