Penghargaan Grammy untuk Lagu Terbaik Tahun Ini

Lagu Terbaik Tahun Ini (Inggris: Song of the Year) adalah salah satu dari empat penghargaan paling bergengsi di upacara Penghargaan Grammy, jika tidak dalam semua industri musik Amerika. Telah diberikan sejak 1959 dan tidak seperti penghargaan Rekaman Terbaik Tahun Ini, yang pergi ke penyanyi dan tim produksi satu lagu, Lagu Terbaik Tahun Ini diberikan ke komposer dari lagu tersebut. Hal ini hampir selalu terjadi bahwa satu atau lebih rekaman yang dinominasikan untuk kedua Lagu Terbaik Tahun Ini dan Rekaman Terbaik Tahun Ini, dan satu rekaman dapat diberikan kedua penghargaan. Tahun mencerminkan tahun di mana Penghargaan Grammy dibagikan, untuk musik yang dirilis pada tahun sebelumnya.

* menunjukkan rekaman ini juga memenangkan Rekaman Terbaik Tahun Ini.


Tahun Pemenang Nominasi
1959 Domenico Modugno for "Volare" performed by Domenico Modugno


Tahun Pemenang Nominasi
1960 Jimmy Driftwood for "The Battle of New Orleans" performed by Johnny Horton
1961 Ernest Gold for "Theme from Exodus" performed by Various Artists
1962 Henry Mancini for "Moon River" performed by Andy Williams
1963 Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley for "What Kind of Fool Am I?" performed by Sammy Davis, Jr.
1964 Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini for "Days of Wine and Roses" performed by Andy Williams
1965 Jerry Herman for "Hello, Dolly!" performed by Louis Armstrong
1966 Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel for "The Shadow of Your Smile" performed by Tony Bennett
1967 John Lennon & Paul McCartney for "Michelle" performed by The Beatles
1968 Jimmy Webb for "Up, Up, and Away" performed by The 5th Dimension
1969 Bobby Russell for "Little Green Apples" performed by O.C. Smith


Tahun Pemenang Nominasi
1970 Joe South for "Games People Play" performed by Joe South
1971 Paul Simon for "Bridge over Troubled Water"* performed by Simon & Garfunkel
1972 Carole King for "You've Got a Friend" performed by James Taylor & Carole King
1973 Ewan MacColl for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"* performed by Roberta Flack
1974 Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox for "Killing Me Softly with His Song"* performed by Roberta Flack
1975 Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch for "The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand
1976 Stephen Sondheim for "Send in the Clowns" performed by Judy Collins
1977 Bruce Johnston for "I Write the Songs" performed by Barry Manilow
1978 Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams for "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" performed by Barbra Streisand

Joe Brooks for "You Light Up My Life" performed by Debby Boone

1979 Billy Joel for "Just the Way You Are"* performed by Billy Joel


Tahun Pemenang Nominasi
1980 Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald for "What a Fool Believes"* performed by The Doobie Brothers
1981 Christopher Cross for "Sailing"* performed by Christopher Cross
1982 Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon for "Bette Davis Eyes"* performed by Kim Carnes
1983 Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson for "Always on My Mind" performed by Willie Nelson
1984 Sting for "Every Breath You Take" performed by The Police
1985 Graham Lyle & Terry Britten for "What's Love Got to Do with It"* performed by Tina Turner
1986 Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie for "We Are the World"* performed by USA for Africa
1987 Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager for "That's What Friends Are For" performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends
1988 James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil for "Somewhere Out There" performed by Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
1989 Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy"* performed by Bobby McFerrin
Year Winner Nominations
1990 Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar for "Wind Beneath My Wings"* performed by Bette Midler
1991 Julie Gold for "From a Distance" performed by Bette Midler
1992 Irving Gordon for "Unforgettable"* performed by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
1993 Eric Clapton for "Tears in Heaven"* performed by Eric Clapton
1994 Alan Menken & Tim Rice for "A Whole New World" performed by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
1995 Bruce Springsteen for "Streets of Philadelphia" performed by Bruce Springsteen
1996 Seal for "Kiss from a Rose"* performed by Seal
1997 Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims for "Change the World"* performed by Eric Clapton
1998 Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal for "Sunny Came Home"* performed by Shawn Colvin
1999 James Horner & Will Jennings for "My Heart Will Go On"* performed by Celine Dion


Tahun Pemenang Nominasi
2000 Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas for "Smooth"* performed by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
2001 Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson for "Beautiful Day"* performed by U2
2002 Alicia Keys for "Fallin'" performed by Alicia Keys
2003 Jesse Harris for "Don't Know Why"* performed by Norah Jones
2004 Richard Marx & Luther Vandross for "Dance with My Father" performed by Luther Vandross
2005 John Mayer for "Daughters" performed by John Mayer
2006 Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr. & Paul Hewson for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" performed by U2
2007 Emily Burns Irwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines Pasdar & Dan Wilson for "Not Ready to Make Nice"* performed by Dixie Chicks
2008 Amy Winehouse for "Rehab"* performed by Amy Winehouse
2009 Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin for "Viva la Vida" performed by Coldplay
Year Winner Nominations
2010 Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" performed by Beyoncé
2011 Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott for "Need You Now"* performed by Lady Antebellum