From Doobie to Bobby: Grammy winners for best songs in the '80s
The Grammy Awards return to television tonight, marking our annual celebration of the most bogus tunes and over-hyped artists in music.
Of course, it wasn't always this way. Let me take you back to a more innocent time, when Grammy winners actually wrote and performed their own music without lip-syncing, auto-tune, cheesy choreography, meat dresses or firecrackers going off in their underwear.
I give you the winners for Best Song in the 80s:
- 1980 - "What a Fool Believes" (The Doobie Brothers)
- 1981 - "Sailing" (Christopher Cross)
- 1982 - "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes)
- 1983 - "Always on My Mind" (Willie Nelson)
- 1984 - "Every Breath You Take" (The Police)
- 1985 - "What's Love Got to Do with It?" (Tina Turner)
- 1986 - "We Are the World" (USA for Africa)
- 1987 - "That's What Friends Are For" (Elton John, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick & Stevie Wonder)
- 1988 - "Somewhere Out There" (James Ingram & Linda Ronstadt)
- 1989 - "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (Bobby McFerrin)