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From Doobie to Bobby: Grammy winners for best songs in the '80s



grammy-awards-2011The 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)

[Last modified: Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:52pm]


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