Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1980s)

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  1. Beat It

    Beat It (1982)

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    "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. It is one of the artist's most recognizable signature songs, and a favorite of many Jackson fans worldwide.


  2. Bette Davis Eyes

    Bette Davis Eyes (1981)

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


  3. Bobby Kimball

    Bobby Kimball

    79 views
    American singer

  4. Bobby McFerrin

    Bobby McFerrin

    63 views
    Singer-songwriter, musician, conductor, producer

  5. Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross

    30,226 views
    American musician

  6. David Hungate

    David Hungate

    83 views
    American musician

  7. David Paich

    David Paich

    774 views
    American musician

  8. Graceland

    Graceland (1983)

    343 views

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


  9. Higher Love

    Higher Love (1986)

    1,644 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.


  10. Jeff Baxter

    Jeff Baxter

    31 views
    American musician

  11. Jeff Porcaro

    Jeff Porcaro

    360 views
    American drummer

  12. John Hartman

    John Hartman

    17 views
    Musician

  13. Keith Knudsen

    Keith Knudsen

    12 views
    Musician

  14. Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes

    25,281 views
    American singer and songwriter

  15. Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    228 views
    singer-songwriter

  16. Michael Omartian

    Michael Omartian

    106 views
    American, Musician

  17. Patrick Simmons

    Patrick Simmons

    22 views
    American musician

  18. Paul Simon

    Paul Simon

    34,267 views
    American musician

  19. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones

    45,360 views
    Musician, conductor, producer, arranger, composer, film composer

  20. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones (2001)

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

  21. Rosanna

    Rosanna (1982)

    252 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.


  22. Russ Titelman

    Russ Titelman

    44 views
    American record producer

  23. Sailing

    Sailing (1979)

    1,396 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.


  24. Steve Lukather

    Steve Lukather

    12,230 views
    Guitarist

  25. Steve Porcaro

    Steve Porcaro

    601 views
    American musician

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