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Grammy winners in the 80s



Millivanilli Tonight marks the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards, the most bogus and over-hyped way of recognizing excellence in music.

How bogus? Quicker than you can say Milli Vanilli, read this list of 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)

I can say with complete confidence that I own just two of the above songs on CD. I'll spot you that one is "Every Breath You Take" -- the most overplayed Police song in history, but still on an otherwise great CD. Anyone care to guess which other song I own? (Hint: It's only because it's on a compilation CD.)

By the way, try out the online quiz I wrote for the Grammy Awards. Click here to challenge yourself. Feel free to post your score afterward. Right now, 11 (out of 18) is the top score among my friends and co-workers.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:29pm]


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