Instrumental song The Theme From A Summer Place won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year and became the top song of the year and the top song of the 1960s. Percy Faith and others recorded various instrumental and vocal versions. This song was from the movie A Summer Place. This song was written by Max Steiner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Songs are included on pages for both the decade of chart peak, and the decade of award.
Songs generally won the award for the year following chart peak date.
Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins won two years after.
Beautiful Day by U2 won in the same year.