26 of the very best Record Of The Year Grammy Award winners ever

12.08.14 3 years ago

Now that the 2015 Grammy Award nominees have been announced, it's time to reflect on a whole history of the honors' biggest winners — starting with Record Of The Year.

The category has always been a mixed bag of most popular, beautifully sung, haplessly catchy or painfully personal recordings. But what you can say is that the category has courted songs that aren't easy to forget.

Below, we break down some of our very favorite songs that have been crowned king (or queen) in the category. From Tina Turner to Tony Bennett; from Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton; from Roberta Flack to Adele; Stan Getz to Simon and Garfunkel, we cast a judging eye at history and go, “Great, yeah, thanks, that's stuck in my head now.”

Which Record of the Year winner is your very favorite of all time? Who in this coming year's crop deserves to win — Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Sia, Taylor Swift or Meghan Trainor?

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