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22nd GRAMMY AWARDS

held February 27, 1980

history of past Grammy winners





Album of the Year

52nd Street
Billy Joel

Billy Joel - '52nd Street'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Supertramp -
Breakfast In America
Record of the Year

"What A Fool Believes
Doobie Brothers
[ from
Minute By Minute ]

Doobie Brothers - 'Minute By Minute'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Earth, Wind & Fire - "After The Love Has Gone"
Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
Kenny Rogers - "The Gambler"
Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
Song of the Year
(awarded to the songwriter)

"What A Fool Believes"
(
Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald)
[ from
Minute By Minute ]

Doobie Brothers - 'Minute By Minute'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
"After The Love Has Gone" (David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin)
"Chuck E's In Love" (
Rickie Lee Jones)
"Honesty" (
Billy Joel)
"I Will Survive" (Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren)
"Minute By Minute" (Lester Abrams &
Michael McDonald)
"Reunited" (Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren)
"She Believes In Me" (Steve Gibb)
Best New Artist

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones - 'Ricki Lee Jones'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
The Blues Brothers
Dire Straits
The Knack
Robin Williams
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female

"I'll Never Love This Way Again"
Dionne Warwick
[ from
Dionne ]

Dionne Warwick - 'Dionne'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
Rickie Lee Jones - "Chuck E's In Love"
Melissa Manchester - "Don't Cry Out Loud"
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male

52nd Street
Billy Joel

Billy Joel - '52nd Street'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Robert John - "Sad Eyes"
Kenny Rogers - "She Believes In Me"
Rod Stewart - "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
James Taylor - "Up On A Roof"
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Minute By Minute
Doobie Brothers

Doobie Brothers - 'Minute By Minute'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
The Commodores - "Sail On"
Little River Band - "Lonesome Loser"
Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
Supertramp -
Breakfast In America
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"Rise"
Herb Alpert

[ from
Rise ]

Herb Alpert - 'Rise'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Chuck Mangione - An Evening Of Magic
Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic -
Manhattan
Frank Mills - "Music Box Dancer"
John Williams - "Theme From Superman (Main Title)"
Best Disco Recording

Gloria Gaynor
"I Will Survive"

[from
Love Tracks]

Gloria Gaynor - 'Love Tracks'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Earth, Wind & Fire - "Boogie Wonderland"
Michael Jackson - "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"
Rod Stewart - "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female

"Deja Vu"
Dionne Warwick
[ from
Dionne ]

Dionne Warwick - 'Dionne'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Natalie Cole - I Love You So
Minnie Riperton -
Minnie
Amii Stewart - "Knock On Wood"
Donna Summer - "Dim All The Lights"
Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell"
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male

"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Michael Jackson
[ from
Off The Wall ]

Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
George Benson - "Love Ballad"
Ray Charles - "Some Enchanted Evening"
Isaac Hayes - "Don't Let Go"
Elton John - "Mama Can't Buy You Love"
Smokey Robinson - "Cruisin'"
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

"After The Love Has Gone"
Earth, Wind & Fire
[ from
I Am ]

Earth, Wind & Fire - 'I Am'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
The Commodores - Midnight Magic
McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stopping Us Now"
Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"
Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"
Best R&B Song
(awarded to the songwriter)

"After The Love Is Gone"
(David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin)

[ from
I Am ]

Earth, Wind & Fire - 'I Am'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Jerry Cohen)
"Deja Vu" (Isaac Hayes & Adrienne Anderson)
"Reunited" (Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren)
"We Are Family" (Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards)
Best R&B Instrumental Performance

"Boogie Wonderland"
Earth, Wind & Fire
[ from
I Am ]

Earth, Wind & Fire - 'I Am'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Herbie Hancock - "Ready Or Not"
Hubert Laws - "Land Of Passion"
Harvey Mason - "Wave"
Junior Walker - "Wishing On A Star"
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female

Blue Kentucky Girl
Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris - 'Blue Kentucky Girl'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Crystal Gayle - We Should Be Together
Brenda Lee - "Tell Me What It's Like"
Barbara Mandrell -
Just For The Record
Billie Jo Spears - "I Will Survive"
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male

"The Gambler"
Kenny Rogers
[ from
The Gambler ]

Kenny Rogers - 'The Gambler'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Willie Nelson - "Whiskey River"
Charley Pride -
Burgers & Fries
Eddie Rabbitt - "Every Which Way But Loose"
Hank Williams, Jr. -
Family Tradition: Original Classic Hits, Vol. 3
Best Country & Western Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

"The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
Charlie Daniels Band

[ from
Million Mile Reflections ]

Charlie Daniels Band - 'Million Mile Reflections'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bellamy Brothers
- "If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band - "All The Gold In California"
Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - "Heartbreak Hotel"
Kenny Rogers & Dottie West - "All I Ever Need Is You"
Best Country & Western Song
(awarded to the songwriter)

"You Decorated My Life"
(Debbie Hupp & Bob Morrison)

[ from
Kenny ]

Kenny Rogers - 'Kenny'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
"All The Gold In California" (Larry Gatlin)
"Blue Kentucky Girl" (Johnny Mullins)
"Every Which Way But Lose" (Steve Dorff, Milton Brown & Snuff Garrett)
"If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" (David Bellamy)
Best Country & Western Instrumental Performance

Doc & Merle Watson
"Big Sandy / Leather Britches"

[ from
Look Away ]

Doc & Merle Wilson - 'Look Away' other nominees:
Vassar Clements, Doug Jernigan, Jesse McReynolds, Buddy Spicher - Nashville Jam
Floyd Cramer -
In Concert
Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass -
Fantastic Pickin'
Nashville Super Pickers -
Live From Austin City Limits
Osborne Brothers -
Bluegrass Concerto
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female

"Hot Stuff"
Donna Summer
[ from
Bad Girls ]

Donna Summer - 'Bad Girls'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Cindy Bullens - "Survivor"
Rickie Lee Jones - "The Last Chance Texaco"
Bonnie Raitt - "You're Gonna Get What's Coming"
Carly Simon - "Vengeance"
Tanya Tucker -
TNT
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male

"Gotta Serve Somebody"
Bob Dylan
[ from
Slow Train Comin' ]

Bob Dylan - 'Slow Train Comin''
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Joe Jackson - "Is She Really Going Out With Him"
Robert Palmer - "Bad Case Of Loving You"
Rod Stewart - "Blondes (Have More Fun)"
Frank Zappa - "Dancin' Fool"
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

"Heartache Tonight"
The Eagles
[ from The Long Run ]

The Eagles - 'The Long Run'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Blues Brothers - Briefcase Full Of Blues
The Cars - Candy-O
Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"
The Knack - "My Sharona"
STYX - Cornerstone
Best Rock Instrumental Performance

"Rockestra Theme"
Wings
[ from
Back To The Egg ]

Wings - 'Back To The Egg'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Allman Brothers Band - "Pegasus"
Dixie Dregs -
Night Of The Living Dregs
Neil Larsen - "High Gear"
Frank Zappa - "Rat Tomago"
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special

Superman
John Williams

'Superman' soundtrack (John Williams)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Alien
Apocalypse Now
Ice Castles
The Muppet Movie
Best Cast Show Album

Sweeney Todd

'Sweeney Todd' original cast
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Ballroom
The Grand Tour
I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road
They're Playing Our Song
Best Comedy Recording

Robin Williams
Reality... What A Concept

Robin Williams - 'Reality... What A Concept'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Blues Brothers - "Rubber Biscuit"
Richard Pryor -
Wanted: Live In Concert
Ray Stevens - "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow"
Steve Martin -
Comedy Is Not Pretty
Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Ella Fitzgerald
Fine And Mellow

Ella Fitzgerald - 'Fine And Mellow'
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Helen Humes - Sneakin' Around
Eddie Jefferson -
The Live-liest
Sarah Vaughan -
I Love Brazil
Joe Williams -
Prez And Joe
Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Vocal or Instrumental

Weather Report
8:30

Weather Report - '8:30'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Chick Corea Group - Secret Agent
Don Sebesky with Jazz Quintet & Soloists & Symphony Orchestra -
Three Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra
Stanley Turrentine -
Betcha
George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love
Best Latin Recording

Irakere
Irakere

Irakere - 'Irakere' other nominees:
Airto Moreira - Touching You, Touching Me
Fania All Stars -
Cross Over
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco -
Eternos
Best Gospel Performance - Contemporary or Inspirational

Imperials
Heed The Call

Imperials - 'Heed The Call'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Andrus, Blackwood & Co - Following You
Amy Grant -
My Father's Eyes
Dan Peek -
All Things Are Possible
Evie Tornquist -
Never The Same
Best Gospel Performance - Traditional

Blackwood Brothers
Lift Up The Name Of Jesus

Blackwood Brothers - 'Lift Up In The Name Of Jesus' other nominees:
Rex Nelon Singers - Feelings
Cathedral Quartet -
You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
Mercy River Boys -
Breakout
Dottie Rambo Choir -
A Choral Concert Of Love
Best Inspirational Performance

You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me A Prayer)
B.J. Thomas

B.J. Thomas - 'You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me A Prayer)'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Pat Boone - Just The Way I Am
Mike Douglas -
I'll Sing This Song For You
Willie Nelson, Leon Russell - "I Saw The Light"
Noel Paul Stookey -
Band And Bodyworks
Producer of the Year
(non-classical)

Larry Butler

  other nominees:
Mike Chapman
Quincy Jones
Ted Templeman
Maurice White

click on categories for past Grammy winners

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