Special Report

Every Song of the Year Since the Grammys Started

John Harrington

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1988
> Song: Somewhere Out There
> Artist: Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram
> Songwriters: Barry Mann, James Horner, James Horner
> Weeks on Hot 100: 22

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1989
> Song: Don’t Worry Be Happy
> Artist: Bobby McFerrin
> Songwriters: Bobby McFerrin
> Weeks on Hot 100: 26

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1990
> Song: Wind Beneath My Wings
> Artist: Bette Midler
> Songwriters: Jeff Silbar
> Weeks on Hot 100: 29

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1991
> Song: From A Distance
> Artist: Bette Midler
> Songwriters: Julie Gold
> Weeks on Hot 100: 26

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1992
> Song: Unforgettable
> Artist: Natalie Cole [With Nat “King” Cole]
> Songwriters: Irving Gordon
> Weeks on Hot 100: 17

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1993
> Song: Tears In Heaven
> Artist: Eric Clapton
> Songwriters: Eric Clapton
> Weeks on Hot 100: 26

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1994
> Song: A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
> Artist: Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle
> Songwriters: Alan Menken
> Weeks on Hot 100: 23

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1995
> Song: Streets Of Philadelphia
> Artist: Bruce Springsteen
> Songwriters: Bruce Springsteen
> Weeks on Hot 100: 7

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1996
> Song: Kiss From A Rose
> Artist: Seal
> Songwriters: Seal
> Weeks on Hot 100: 36

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1997
> Song: Change The World
> Artist: Eric Clapton
> Songwriters: Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick
> Weeks on Hot 100: 43