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VOTE The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records  

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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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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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72 56
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Roberta Flack - 1974

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65 44
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I Will Always Love You 1994

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53 37
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Moon River 1962

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59 41
Rolling in the Deep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
ADELE - 2012

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54 46
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Billy Joel - 1979

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58 40
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Tears In Heaven 1993

10
55 49
Beautiful Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
U2 - 2001

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53 49
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Simon and Garfunkel - 1969

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45 44
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Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole - 1992

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46 52
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Amy Winehouse - 2008

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34 46
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Fifth Dimension - 1970

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39 45
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Rosanna 1983

16
36 47
Mack the Knife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Mack the Knife 1960

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39 43
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Paul Simon - 1988

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43 35
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My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic") 1999

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41 46
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Green Day - 2006

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39 34
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Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas) 2000

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42 50
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We Are the World 1986

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41 44
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Bette Davis Eyes 1982

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28 32
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It's Too Late 1972

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29 34
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(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco Tony Bennett

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37 46
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Norah Jones - 2003

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33 45
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23 29
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Seal - 1996

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31 34
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The Doobie Brothers - 1980

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39 42
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Strangers in the Night 1967

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28 34
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Steve Winwood - 1987

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35 46
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Coldplay - 2004

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28 39
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Wind Beneath My Wings 1990

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27 39
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Dixie Chicks - 2007

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bette davis eyes

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26 44
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Sheryl Crow - 1995

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Strangers in the Night

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21 39
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Robert Plant, Alison Krauss - 2009

38
17 25
Get Lucky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Daft Punk

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Phil Collins - 1991

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23 37
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carlybobarly added Somebody That I Used Gotye ft. Kimbra - 2013

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

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Christopher Cross - 1981

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22 43
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Captain & Tennille - 1976

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22 39
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Kings of Leon - 2010

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talitha_eve added Taylor Swift

46
4 1
Losing My Religion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Darian G. Burns added R.E.M.

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U2 - 2002

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21 39
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Change The World 1997

49
4 2
Respect is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Darian G. Burns added Aretha Franklin

50
3 1
A Boy Named Sue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ever Grammy Winning Records
Darian G. Burns added A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash