Grammy Winners – Category "Song of the Year"

Created by SiHo_92 on 25 Jan 2018 | Last edited by SiHo_92 on 11 Feb 2019

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 [quality] melody and lyrics and [are] either a new song or a song first achieving prominence during the eligibility year. […]" (source: Wikipedia)
This category may not be confused with "Record of the Year"!

Structure of the items:
winning year: song title - composers

Songs missing in this collection:

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

1959: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno

Translations:  English Spanish Bosnian 13 more

1960: The Battle of New Orleans - Jimmy Driftwood

Translations:  German

1962: Moon River - Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer

1963: What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse

1964: Days of Wine and Roses - Henri Mancini, Johnny Mercer

1965: Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman

Translations:  German

1966: The Shadow of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster

Translations:  French

1967: Michelle - John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Translations:  French German Serbian 13 more

1968: Up, Up, and Away - Jimmy L. Webb

1969: Little Green Apples - Bobby Russell

1970: Games People Play - Joe South

1971: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon

Translations:  French German Spanish 14 more

1972: You've Got A Friend - Carole King

Translations:  Spanish French Swedish 2 more

1973: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger

1974: Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel

1975: The Way We Were - Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch

Translations:  French Chinese Greek 6 more

1976: Send In The Clowns - Stephen Sondheim

1977: I Write The Songs - Bruce Johnston

Translations:  English


  • Evergreen - Barbra Steisand, Paul Williams
  • You Light Up My Life - Joe Brooks

Translations:  Italian Finnish Persian 1 more


  • You Light Up My Life - Joe Brooks
  • Evergreen - Barbra Steisand, Paul Williams

1979: Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel

Translations:  Turkish Chinese Greek 10 more

1980: What A Fool Believes - Kenny Loggins, Michael MacDonald

1981: Sailing - Christopher Cross

Translations:  French Dutch

1982: Bette Davis Eyes - Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon

Translations:  Serbian Greek Bulgarian 5 more

1983: Always On My Mind - Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson

Translations:  French Hungarian Russian 8 more
Song | English Sting

1984: Every Breath You Take - Sting

Translations:  German Greek Persian 2 more

1985: What's Love Got To Do With It - Graham Lyle, Terry Britten

Translations:  Serbian Turkish German 10 more

1986: We Are The World - Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie

Translations:  Italian French Spanish 18 more

1987: That's What Friends Are For - Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager

1988: Somewhere Out There - James Horner, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil

Translations:  Romanian Japanese German 1 more

1989: Don't Worry, Be Happy! - Bobby McFerrie

Translations:  Spanish French Turkish 13 more

1990: Wind Beneath My Wings - Lerry Henley, Jeff Silbar

Translations:  Spanish French Greek 7 more

1991: From A Distance - Julie Gold

Translations:  German Turkish Ukrainian 3 more

1992: Unforgettable - Irving Gordon

Translations:  Romanian Serbian Spanish 8 more

1993: Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton, Will Jennings

Translations:  Italian Serbian Spanish 19 more

1994: A Whole New World - Alan Menken, Tim Rice

1995: Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

Translations:  French Serbian Romanian 12 more
Song | English Seal

1996: Kiss From A Rose - Seal

1997: Change The World - Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims

Translations:  Serbian Romanian German 6 more

1998: Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal

Translations:  Vietnamese Japanese Serbian

1999: My Heart Will Go On - James Horner, Will Jennings

Translations:  Hindi Spanish Serbian 43 more

2000: Smooth - Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas

Translations:  Greek Spanish Russian 10 more
Song | English U2

2001: Beautiful Day - Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr., Paul Hewson

Translations:  Greek Romanian Croatian 11 more

2002: Fallin' - Alicia Keys

Translations:  Serbian Arabic Italian 10 more

2003: Don't Know Why - Jesse Harris

Translations:  Italian Turkish Persian 8 more

2004: Dance With My Father - Richard Marx, Luther Vandross

Translations:  Spanish Romanian Russian 5 more

2005: Daughters - John Mayer

Translations:  Spanish Italian Slovak 3 more
Song | English U2

2006: Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen Jr., Paul Hewson

Translations:  Croatian Serbian Spanish 8 more

2007: Not Ready To Make Nice - Emily Robinson, Marte Maguire, Natalie Maines, Dan Wilson

Translations:  Persian Romanian Serbian 4 more

2008: Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Translations:  Greek Serbian French 11 more

2009: Viva La Vida - Guy Berrgman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin

Translations:  Greek Spanish French 30 more

2010: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart

2011: Need You Know - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott

Song | English Adele

2012: Rolling In The Deep - Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth

Translations:  Spanish French Serbian 33 more
Song | English Fun.

2013: We Are Young - Nate Ruess, Jack Antanoff, Jeff Bhusker, Andrew Dost

Translations:  Spanish French Serbian 20 more
Song | English Lorde

2014: Royals - Joel Little, Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Translations:  Spanish Turkish Serbian 20 more

2015: Stay With Me - Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips

Translations:  Serbian French Spanish 23 more

2016: Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge

Translations:  Spanish Romanian Greek 28 more
Song | English Adele

2017: Hello - Adele Adkins, Grey Kurstin

Translations:  Spanish Serbian Greek 51 more

2018: That's What I Like - Bruno Mars, James Fauntleroy

Translations:  Turkish Greek Romanian 2 more

2019: This Is America - Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson, Jeffery Lamar Williams

Translations:  Spanish Russian Turkish 5 more