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Grammy Songs And Records Of The Year, 1970s Decade Winners

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  1 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.  

  2 Bridge Over Troubled Water 1   Feb 1970  
  Simon & Garfunkel  
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  Bridge Over Troubled Water was the 1970 top song of the year, and also won the Grammy Awards for both Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. The song featured piano player Knechtel from Bread. The song was written by Paul Simon. and from album Bridge Over Troubled Water.  

  3 It's Too Late 1   Jun 1971  
  Carole King  
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  It's Too Late won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from album Tapestry.  

  4 You've Got A Friend 1   Jul 1971  
  James Taylor  
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  The number one James Taylor version of You've Got A Friend featured guest singer Joni Mitchell. The song won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. This song was written by Carole King.  

  5 You've Got A Friend   Sep 1971  
  Carole King  
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  You've Got A Friend won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. James Taylor had taken the song to number one, but this writer version received extensive airplay too. The song was written by Carole King. and from album Tapestry.  

  6 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1   Apr 1972  
  Roberta Flack  
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  Roberta Flack recorded The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face in 1969, but it became popular later. The song won the Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. This song was written by Ewan MacColl.  

  7 Killing Me Softly With His Song 1   Feb 1973  
  Roberta Flack  
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  Killing Me Softly With His Song was the 1973 top song of the year. The year before, Roberta Flack had the second biggest song with The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Both songs won the Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.
In 1996, Fugees Featuring Lauryn Hill remade Killing Me Softly, shortening the title, and reached number one again. This Roberta Flack song was from album Killing Me Softly. This song was written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel.
 

  8 The Way We Were 1   Feb 1974  
  Barbra Streisand  
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  The Way We Were won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. The song was from the movie The Way We Were. This song was written by: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch.  

  9 I Honestly Love You 1   Sep 1974  
  Olivia Newton-John  
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  I Honestly Love You was popular in 1974 and 1977. Then, a comeback remake was popular in 1998. For 1974, it won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year, which was awarded in 1975.  

  10 Love Will Keep Us Together 1   Jun 1975  
  Captain & Tennille  
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  Love Will Keep Us Together was the 1975 top song of the year, and won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year.
The writer of the song Neil Sedaka recorded his version of the song in 1974. This Captain & Tennille song was from album Love Will Keep Us Together.
 

  11 Send In The Clowns 8   Jul 1975  
  Judy Collins  
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  Send In The Clowns won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year.  

  12 I Write The Songs 1   Jan 1976  
  Barry Manilow  
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  I Write The Songs won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. The writer, Bruce Johnston, was a member of The Beach Boys. David Cassidy had previously recorded the song.  

  13 This Masquerade 10   Aug 1976  
  George Benson  
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  This Masquerade won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. This song was written by Leon Russell.  

  14 Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) 1   Feb 1977  
  Barbra Streisand  
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  Love Theme From A Star Is Born won the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year. The song was from the movie A Star Is Born. This song was written by Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams.  

  15 Hotel California 1   Apr 1977  
  Eagles  
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  Hotel California won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. The song was from album Hotel California.  

  16 Just The Way You Are 2   Jan 1978  
  Billy Joel  
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  Just The Way You Are won the Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. The song was from album The Stranger.  

  17 What A Fool Believes 1   Mar 1979  
  The Doobie Brothers  
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  What A Fool Believes won the Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and for Song Of The Year. The song was written by Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. and from album Minute By Minute.  


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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
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2Somebody That I Used To Know
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3Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
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4Use Somebody
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5We Are Young
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6Higher Love
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7Royals
 Lorde
8Viva La Vida
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9Beautiful Day
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10Clocks
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11All I Wanna Do
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12Get Lucky
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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
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18Graceland
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19Streets Of Philadelphia
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20Bette Davis Eyes
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