Grammy winners - category "Song of the Year"

Created by SiHo_92 on 25 Jan 2018 | Last edited by SiHo_92 on 06 Feb 2018

This collection contains all songs (including their composers - not performers!) that have won a Grammy Award in the main category "Song of the Year".
The Grammies (originally: "Gramophone Awards") were established in 1958, first presented in 1959, and are managed by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
For the category Song of the Year, only those songs are nominated that "contain melody and lyrics and [are] either a new song or a song first achieving prominence during the eligibility year. […]" (source: Wikipedia)

Structure of the items:
song title - composer; publishing year

Songs missing in this collection:

Theme of Exodus - Ernest Gold; 1960 (It's the only instrumental song that has ever won this Award.)

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno; 1958

Translations:  English Spanish Bosnian 13 more

The Battle of New Orleans - Jimmy Driftwood; 1959

Translations:  German

Moon River - Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer; 1961

What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse; 1962

Days of Wine and Roses - Henri Mancini, Johnny Mercer; 1963 

Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman; 1964

Translations:  German

The Shadow of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster; 1965

Translations:  French

Michelle - John Lennon, Paul McCartney; 1966

Translations:  French German Serbian 12 more

Up, Up, and Away - Jimmy L. Webb; 1967

Little Green Apples - Bobby Russell; 1968

Games People Play - Joe South; 1969

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon; 1970

Translations:  French German Spanish 14 more

You've Got A Friend - Carole King; 1971

Translations:  Spanish French Swedish 2 more

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger; 1972

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel; 1973

The Way We Were - Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch; 1974

Translations:  French Chinese Greek 3 more

Send In The Clowns - Stephen Sondheim; 1975

I Write The Songs - Bruce Johnston; 1976

Translations:  English
  • Evergreen - Barbra Steisand, Paul Williams; 1977
  • You Light Up My Life - Joe Brooks; 1977

Translations:  Italian Finnish Persian
  • You Light Up My Life - Joe Brooks; 1977
  • Evergreen - Barbra Steisand, Paul Williams; 1977

Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel; 1978

Translations:  Turkish Chinese Greek 11 more

What A Fool Believes - Kenny Loggins, Michael MacDonald; 1979

Sailing - Christopher Cross; 1980

Translations:  French Dutch

Bette Davis Eyes - Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon; 1981

Translations:  Serbian Greek Bulgarian 4 more

Always On My Mind - Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson; 1982

Translations:  French Hungarian Russian 8 more
Song | English Sting

Every Breath You Take - Sting; 1983

Translations:  German Greek Persian 2 more

What's Love Got To Do With It - Graham Lyle, Terry Britten; 1984

Translations:  Serbian Turkish German 10 more

We Are The World - Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie; 1985

Translations:  Italian French Spanish 18 more

That's What Friends Are For - Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager; 1986

Somewhere Out There - James Horner, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil; 1987

Translations:  Romanian Japanese German

Don't Worry, Be Happy! - Bobby McFerrie; 1988

Translations:  Spanish French Turkish 11 more

Wind Beneath My Wings - Lerry Henley, Jeff Silbar; 1989

Translations:  Spanish French Greek 7 more

From A Distance - Julie Gold; 1990

Translations:  German Turkish Ukrainian 3 more

Unforgettable - Irving Gordon; 1991

Translations:  Romanian Serbian Spanish 8 more

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton, Will Jennings; 1992

Translations:  Italian Serbian Spanish 19 more

A Whole New World - Alan Menken, Tim Rice; 1993

Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen; 1994

Translations:  French Serbian Romanian 10 more
Song | English Seal

Kiss From A Rose - Seal; 1995

Change The World - Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims; 1996

Translations:  Serbian Romanian German 6 more

Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal; 1997

Translations:  Vietnamese Japanese Serbian

My Heart Will Go On - James Horner, Will Jennings; 1998

Translations:  Hindi Spanish Serbian 41 more

Smooth - Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas; 1999

Translations:  Greek Croatian Romanian 9 more
Song | English U2

Beautiful Day - Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr., Paul Hewson; 2000

Translations:  Greek Romanian Croatian 11 more

Fallin' - Alicia Keys; 2001

Translations:  Serbian Arabic Italian 10 more

Don't Know Why - Jesse Harris; 2002

Translations:  Italian Turkish Persian 8 more

Dance With My Father - Richard Marx, Luther Vandross; 2003

Translations:  Spanish Romanian Russian 5 more

Daughters - John Mayer; 2004

Translations:  Spanish Italian Slovak 2 more
Song | English U2

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr., Paul Hewson; 2005

Translations:  Croatian Serbian Spanish 8 more

Not Ready To Make Nice - Emily Robinson, Marte Maguire, Natalie Maines, Dan Wilson; 2006

Translations:  Persian Romanian Serbian 3 more

Rehab - Amy Winehouse; 2007

Translations:  Greek Serbian French 11 more

Viva La Vida - Guy Berrgman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin; 2008

Translations:  Greek Spanish French 30 more

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart; 2009

Need You Know - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott; 2010

Song | English Adele

Rolling In The Deep - Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth; 2011

Translations:  Spanish French Serbian 32 more
Song | English Fun.

We Are Young - Nate Ruess, Jack Antanoff, Jeff Bhusker, Andrew Dost; 2012

Translations:  Spanish French Serbian 18 more
Song | English Lorde

Royals - Joel Little, Ella Yelich-O'Connor; 2013

Translations:  Spanish Turkish Serbian 19 more

Stay With Me - Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips; 2014

Translations:  Serbian French Spanish 23 more

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge; 2015

Translations:  Spanish Romanian Greek 28 more
Song | English Adele

Hello - Adele Adkins, Grey Kurstin; 2016

Translations:  Spanish Serbian Greek 51 more

That's What I Like - Bruno Mars, James Fauntleroy; 2017

Translations:  Turkish Greek Romanian 1 more
SiHo_92    Tue, 06/02/2018 - 13:30

Finally, the list is up-to-date!  Teeth smile

Note: The items show the publishing year of the songs. They have each been awarded one year later. (Example: "That's What I Like - Bruno Mars, James Fauntleroy; 2017" ⇒ This means that the song has been published in 2017, but it won the Award in 2018.)

If you find mistakes in my list, please tell me! Thanks.