Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1980s)

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  1. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones

    51,401 views
    Musician, conductor, producer, arranger, composer, film composer

  2. Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood

    39,213 views
    English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

  3. Paul Simon

    Paul Simon

    39,181 views
    American musician

  4. Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross

    32,844 views
    American musician

  5. Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes

    27,429 views
    American singer and songwriter

  6. The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers

    16,685 views

    The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The band has been active in five decades, with their biggest success occurring in the 1970s. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.


  7. Steve Lukather

    Steve Lukather

    14,565 views
    Guitarist

  8. Higher Love

    Higher Love (1986)

    1,696 views

    "Higher Love" is a 1986 number-one hit song by Steve Winwood. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, Back in the High Life. It was written by Winwood and Will Jennings, and produced by Russ Titelman and Winwood. The female vocals on the song were performed by Chaka Khan, who also appeared in the promotional music video.


  9. Beat It

    Beat It (1982)

    1,777 views

    "Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones (with co-production by Jackson). It is the third single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). Eddie Van Halen played the song's distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but was prevented by his record label from appearing in the music video. He did appear on stage with Jackson in Dallas during the Jackson brothers "Victory Tour." Following the successful chart performances of the Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", "Beat It" was released on February 3, 1983 as the album's third single. The song was promoted with a short film that featured Jackson bringing two gangs together through the power of music and dance.


  10. Sailing

    Sailing (1979)

    1,466 views

    "Sailing" is a song written and recorded by American artist Christopher Cross. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his eponymous debut album. The song was a success in the USA, winning Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Arrangement of the Year, and helping Cross win the Best New Artist award. VH1 named this the greatest "softsational soft rock" music song of all time.


  11. Bette Davis Eyes

    Bette Davis Eyes (1981)

    844 views

    Bette Davis Eyes is a song written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer Kim Carnes. DeShannon recorded it in 1974; Carnes' 1981 version spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard‍ '​s biggest hit of the entire year for 1981. The 1981 recording won the 1982 Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


  12. David Paich

    David Paich

    926 views
    American musician

  13. Toto

    Toto

    928 views

    Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Greater Los Angeles, California. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), David Hungate (bass) and Shannon Forrest (drums). Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues, and jazz.


  14. Steve Porcaro

    Steve Porcaro

    1,035 views
    American musician

  15. Jeff Porcaro

    Jeff Porcaro

    484 views
    American drummer

  16. Graceland

    Graceland (1983)

    387 views

    "Graceland" is the title song of the album Graceland, released in 1986 by Paul Simon. The song features vocals by The Everly Brothers.


  17. U.S.A. for Africa

    U.S.A. for Africa

    253 views

    USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) was the name under which 47 predominantly U.S. artists, led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single "We Are the World" in 1985. The song was a U.S. and UK number one for the collective in April of that year. This super group was inspired by Bob Geldof's Band Aid.


  18. Rosanna

    Rosanna (1982)

    255 views

    "Rosanna" is a million-selling Gold-certified hit single, written by David Paich and performed by the American rock band Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV. This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations. Rosanna was also nominated for the Song of the Year award. In musician circles, the song is known for its highly influential namesake half-time shuffle, as well as the ending guitar solo played by guitarist Steve Lukather. The song Rosanna peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks, behind two songs, "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League and "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor, and also peaked at No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.


  19. Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    290 views
    singer-songwriter

  20. What A Fool Believes

    What A Fool Believes (1978)

    196 views

    "What a Fool Believes" is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers (with McDonald singing lead vocals) for their 1978 album Minute by Minute. Bowing at #73 on 20 January 1979, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 April 1979 for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.


  21. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones (2001)

    159 views
    Musician, conductor, producer, arranger, composer, film composer

  22. Michael Omartian

    Michael Omartian

    111 views
    American, Musician

  23. David Hungate

    David Hungate

    104 views
    American musician

  24. Bobby Kimball

    Bobby Kimball

    135 views
    American singer

  25. Bobby McFerrin

    Bobby McFerrin

    85 views
    Singer-songwriter, musician, conductor, producer

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