Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1980s)

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  1. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones

    44,750 views
    Musician, conductor, producer, arranger, composer, film composer

  2. Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood

    36,174 views
    English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

  3. Paul Simon

    Paul Simon

    33,767 views
    American musician

  4. Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross

    29,962 views
    American musician

  5. Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes

    25,079 views
    American singer and songwriter

  6. The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers

    14,068 views

    The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band. The band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The group was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.


  7. Steve Lukather

    Steve Lukather

    11,980 views
    Guitarist

  8. Beat It

    Beat It (1982)

    1,670 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. It is one of the artist's most recognizable signature songs, and a favorite of many Jackson fans worldwide.


  9. Higher Love

    Higher Love (1986)

    1,634 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. Sailing

    Sailing (1979)

    1,384 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)

    819 views

    "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.


  12. David Paich

    David Paich

    766 views
    American musician

  13. Toto

    Toto

    711 views

    Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in 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), and Keith Carlock (drums). Bass player Nathan East is currently touring with Toto as a guest musician, as Mike Porcaro is too ill to tour. Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B and jazz.


  14. Steve Porcaro

    Steve Porcaro

    584 views
    American musician

  15. Jeff Porcaro

    Jeff Porcaro

    352 views
    American drummer

  16. Graceland

    Graceland (1983)

    341 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. 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.


  18. U.S.A. for Africa

    U.S.A. for Africa

    237 views

    USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) was the name under which 44 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.


  19. Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    190 views
    singer-songwriter

  20. What A Fool Believes

    What A Fool Believes (1978)

    177 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. The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979, remaining in that position 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)

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

  22. Michael Omartian

    Michael Omartian

    105 views
    American, Musician

  23. David Hungate

    David Hungate

    79 views
    American musician

  24. Bobby Kimball

    Bobby Kimball

    72 views
    American singer

  25. Bobby McFerrin

    Bobby McFerrin

    60 views
    Singer-songwriter, musician, conductor, producer

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