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Grammy Songs And Records Of The Year, 1960s Decade Winners

Grammy winners for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. Much more data at the official Grammy site.


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  1 Volare (Nel Blue Dipinto Di Blu) 1   Aug 1958  
  Domenico Modugno  
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  2 Mack The Knife 1   Nov 1959  
  Bobby Darin  
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  3 The Theme From A Summer Place 1   Feb 1960  
  Percy Faith And His Orchestra  
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  Well into the rock era, band leader Percy Faith brought this orchestra instrumental to number one. The song became the top song of the year 1960, top song of the decade, and won Grammy Awards for both Song and Record Of The Year. The song also became a Christmas classic. There were many instrumental and vocal versions, including some by Percy Faith himself. This song was from the movie A Summer Place. This song was written by Max Steiner.  

  4 Moon River 16   Dec 1961  
  Henry Mancini And His Orchestra  
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  This instrumental version of Moon River won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from the album Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes, and from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's. This song was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.  

  5 I Left My Heart In San Francisco 14   Oct 1962  
  Tony Bennett  
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  I Left My Heart In San Francisco won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year.  

  6 Days Of Wine And Roses   Mar 1963  
  Henry Mancini And His Orchestra  
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  Days Of Wine And Roses won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from the movie Days Of Wine And Roses. This song was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.  

  7 The Girl From Ipanema 3   Jul 1964  
  Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto  
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  The Girl From Ipanema won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. Astrud Gilberto, with no experience, sang part of the song because she was the only person there who could sing in English. She wound up recording many songs, including her version of the 1966 number 20 Walter Wanderley hit Summer Samba (So Nice).
In 1962, Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd hit number 3 with Desafinado, an instrumental song. The song The Girl From Ipanema was from album Getz/Gilberto.
 

  8 A Taste Of Honey 1   Nov 1965  
  Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  
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  A Taste Of Honey won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was written by Ric Marlow and Bobby Scott. and from album Whipped Cream & Other Delights.  

  9 Michelle   Jan 1966  
  The Beatles  
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  Michelle received the Grammy for Song Of The Year. This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  

  10 Michelle 18   Feb 1966  
  David & Jonathan  
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  Michelle won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. The famous rock version by The Beatles was not released.
David And Jonathan was a Bible reference. David was actually Roger Cook. He became the singer for group Blue Mink. He also sang for The Pipkins. Jonathan was Roger Greenaway. The two Rogers also wrote for other artists. This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
 

  11 Strangers In The Night 1   Jun 1966  
  Frank Sinatra  
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  Strangers In The Night won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from the movie A Man Could Get Killed.  

  12 Up-Up And Away 7   Jul 1967  
  The 5th Dimension  
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  Up, Up And Away won the Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Johnny Rivers produced the song. This song was written by Jimmy Webb.  

  13 Mrs. Robinson 1   May 1968  
  Simon & Garfunkel  
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  Mrs. Robinson was originally called Mrs. Roosevelt. The song won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. Mrs. Robinson was from the movie The Graduate. This song was written by Paul Simon.  

  14 Little Green Apples 2   Oct 1968  
  O.C. Smith  
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  Little Green Apples won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. This song was written by Bobby Russell.  

  15 Games People Play 7   Feb 1969  
  Joe South  
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  Games People Play won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. This song was written by Joe South.  

  16 Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) 1   Mar 1969  
  The 5th Dimension  
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  Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from the show Hair. This song was written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado.  


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Top Pop Grammy Songs by chart popularity since 1960

1I Will Always Love You
 Whitney Houston
2The Way We Were
 Barbra Streisand
3The Theme From A Summer Place
 Percy Faith And His Orchestra
4Every Breath You Take
 The Police
5Smooth
 Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
6That's What Friends Are For
 Dionne And Friends Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder
7Bridge Over Troubled Water
 Simon & Garfunkel
8Another Day In Paradise
 Phil Collins
9We Are The World
 USA For Africa
10Bette Davis Eyes
 Kim Carnes
11Rolling In The Deep
 Adele
12Mrs. Robinson
 Simon & Garfunkel
13Love Will Keep Us Together
 Captain & Tennille
14Killing Me Softly With His Song
 Roberta Flack
15Rosanna
 Toto
16The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
 Roberta Flack
17My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)
 Celine Dion
18What's Love Got To Do With It
 Tina Turner
19It's Too Late
 Carole King
20Beat It
 Michael Jackson

Top Rock Grammy Songs by chart popularity since 1980

1Every Breath You Take
 The Police
2Somebody That I Used To Know
 Gotye Featuring Kimbra
3Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
 Green Day
4Use Somebody
 Kings Of Leon
5We Are Young
 Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
6Higher Love
 Steve Winwood
7Royals
 Lorde
8Viva La Vida
 Coldplay
9Beautiful Day
 U2
10Clocks
 Coldplay
11All I Wanna Do
 Sheryl Crow
12Get Lucky
 Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams
13Rolling In The Deep
 Adele
14Tears In Heaven
 Eric Clapton
15Rehab
 Amy Winehouse
16Smooth
 Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
17Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
 U2
18Graceland
 Paul Simon
19Streets Of Philadelphia
 Bruce Springsteen
20Bette Davis Eyes
 Kim Carnes

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