Grammy Awards winner: ‘Uptown Funk’ becomes tenth #1 song to win Record of the Year

With its win for Record of the Year at the 58th Grammy Awards on Monday, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars has become the tenth year-end #1 single to claim this top honor from the recording academy. It joins these nine best-selling tracks to take this prize:

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1958
“Nel Blu Depinto Di Blu (Volare) ” by Domenico Modugno

1960
“Theme from ‘A Summer Place'” by Percy Faith

1970
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel

1972
“The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack

1976
“Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille

1981
“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes

1993
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

2011
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

2012
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra

This brings the winning average for year-end chart-toppers up two points, to 45% of the time.

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A dozen of these year-end #1 singles have lost Record of the Year:

1964
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles (lost to “The Girl From Ipanema” by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz)

1968
“Hey Jude” by The Beatles (lost to “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel)

1971
“Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night (lost to “It’s Too Late” by Carole King)

1983
“Every Breath You Take” by The Police (lost to “Beat It” by Michael Jackson)

1986
“That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick & Friends (lost to “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood)

1991
” (Everything I Do) I Do it For You” by Bryan Adams (lost to “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole)

1995
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio featuring LV (lost to “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal)

1999
“Believe” by Cher (lost to “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas)

2002
“How You Remind Me” by Nickelback (lost to “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones)

2004
“Yeah! ” by Usher featuring Lil’ Jon and Ludacris (lost to “Here We Go Again” by Ray Charles and Norah Jones)

2005
“We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey (lost to “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day)

2007
“Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé (lost to “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse)

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