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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening will be honoring the year's greatest musical achievements, with some of the biggest hits in years competing for the coveted 'Record of the Year' award. Will it be "Fancy", "Chandelier", "Stay with Me", "Shake It Off", or "All About That Bass" that takes home the top prize? More importantly, how will the winner stack up against the Records of the Year of years past?
Here are some of our favorite 'Record of the Year' Grammy Winners; do any of these make it on to your list of the Top 10 Best?
"Beat It" - Michael Jackson (1984)
The one-two-punch of "Beat It" and "Thriller" propelled Michael Jackson's sixth album to the #1 all-time spot, where it's remained ever since. "Beat It" took home the 1984 Grammy, beating out "Every Breath You Take" by The Police and Lionel Richie's "All Night Long".
"Mrs. Robinson" - Simon & Garfunkel (1969)
It may not seem cutting-edge by today's standards, but "Mrs. Robinson" of The Graduate fame was the first rock song to take home the Record of the Year Grammy Award, edging out The Beatles' "Hey Jude".
"Unforgettable" - Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole (1992)
When Natalie Cole digitally resurrected her father, Nat King Cole, to perform a posthumous duet of his 1951 hit "Unforgettable", our nostalgia meters went haywire. In addition to 'Record of the Year', Cole also cleaned up with 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance'. Thanks, Dad.
"Killing Me Softly with His Song" - Roberta Flack (1974)
The song that Roberta Flack would make famous wasn't originally hers; she heard Lori Lieberman's orginial version while on a flight from LA to New York. And we're sure glad she did.
"Rolling in the Deep" - Adele (2012)
Adele's self-described "dark blues-y gospel disco tune" set fire to the airwaves, topping charts in 11 countries and winning a pile of awards along the way.
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