Special Report

Every Song of the Year Since the Grammys Started

John Harrington

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1969
> Song: Little Green Apples
> Artist: Roger Miller
> Songwriters: Bobby Russell
> Weeks on Hot 100: 11

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1970
> Song: Games People Play
> Artist: Joe South
> Songwriters: Joe South
> Weeks on Hot 100: 12

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1971
> Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water
> Artist: Simon And Garfunkel
> Songwriters: Paul Simon
> Weeks on Hot 100: 14

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1972
> Song: You’ve Got A Friend
> Artist: Carole King
> Songwriters: Carole King
> Weeks on Hot 100: N/A

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1973
> Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
> Artist: Roberta Flack
> Songwriters: Ewan MacColl
> Weeks on Hot 100: 18

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1974
> Song: Killing Me Softly With His Song
> Artist: Roberta Flack
> Songwriters: Charles Fox
> Weeks on Hot 100: 16

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1975
> Song: The Way We Were
> Artist: Barbra Streisand
> Songwriters: Alan Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch, Marvin Hamlisch
> Weeks on Hot 100: 23

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1976
> Song: Send In The Clowns
> Artist: Judy Collins
> Songwriters: Stephen Sondheim
> Weeks on Hot 100: 27

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1977
> Song: I Write The Songs
> Artist: Barry Manilow
> Songwriters: Bruce Johnston
> Weeks on Hot 100: 20

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1978
> Song: Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
> Artist: Barbra Streisand
> Songwriters: Barbra Streisand
> Weeks on Hot 100: 25