Special Report

Every Song of the Year Since the Grammys Started

John Harrington

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1959
> Song: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
> Artist: Domenico Modugno
> Songwriters: Domenico Modugno
> Weeks on Hot 100: 16

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1960
> Song: The Battle of New Orleans
> Artist: Jimmy Driftwood
> Songwriters: Jimmy Driftwood
> Weeks on Hot 100: 21

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1961
> Song: Theme of Exodus
> Artist: Ernest Gold
> Songwriters: Ernest Gold
> Weeks on Hot 100: N/A

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1962
> Song: Moon River
> Artist: Henry Mancini
> Songwriters: Henry Mancini
> Weeks on Hot 100: N/A

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1963
> Song: What Kind Of Fool Am I
> Artist: Sammy Davis, Jr.
> Songwriters: Anthony Newley
> Weeks on Hot 100: 15

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1964
> Song: Days Of Wine And Roses
> Artist: Henry Mancini
> Songwriters: Henry Mancini
> Weeks on Hot 100: 18

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1965
> Song: Hello, Dolly!
> Artist: Louis Armstrong
> Songwriters: Jerry Herman
> Weeks on Hot 100: 22

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1966
> Song: The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From “The Sandpiper”)
> Artist: Tony Bennett
> Songwriters: Johnny Mandel
> Weeks on Hot 100: 6

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1967
> Song: Michelle
> Artist: The Beatles
> Songwriters: John Lennon
> Weeks on Hot 100: N/A

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1968
> Song: Up, Up And Away
> Artist: 5th Dimension
> Songwriters: Jimmy L. Webb
> Weeks on Hot 100: 12