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Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro (April 1, 1954 – August 5, 1992) was an American drummer, songwriter, and record producer. In a career that spanned more than 20 years, Porcaro was best known for his work with the rock band Toto. Porcaro is one of the most recorded session musicians in history,[1] working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions.[2] While already an established studio player in the 1970s, he came to prominence in the United States as the drummer on the Steely Dan
Steely Dan
album Katy Lied. AllMusic
AllMusic
has characterized him as "arguably the most highly regarded studio drummer in rock from the mid-'70s to the early '90s", further stating that "It is no exaggeration to say that the sound of mainstream pop/rock drumming in the 1980s was, to a large extent, the sound of Jeff Porcaro."[2] He was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1993.[3]

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Personal life 1.2 Career 1.3 Death

2 Equipment 3 Discography

3.1 With Toto 3.2 Other artists

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Personal life[edit] Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954, in Hartford, Connecticut, the eldest son of Los Angeles session percussionist Joe Porcaro and his wife, Eileen. His brothers Mike and Steve were also successful studio musicians and members of the band Toto. Porcaro was raised in the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
area of Los Angeles and attended Ulysses S. Grant High School. On October 22, 1983, Porcaro married Susan Norris, a Los Angeles television broadcaster. Together, they had three sons, Christopher Joseph (1984), Miles Edwin Crawford (1986-2017), and Nico Hendrix (1991). Career[edit] Porcaro began playing drums at the age of seven. Lessons came from his father Joe Porcaro, followed by further studies with Bob Zimmitti and Richie Lepore. When he was seventeen, Porcaro got his first professional gig playing in Sonny & Cher's touring band. He later called Jim Keltner and Jim Gordon his idols at that time.[4] During his 20s, he played on hundreds of albums,[5] including several for Steely Dan. He toured with Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs
before co-founding Toto with his brother Steve and childhood friends Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather
and David Paich. Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
is renowned among drummers for the drum pattern he used on the Grammy Award winning Toto song "Rosanna", from the album Toto IV.[6] The drum pattern called the Half-Time Shuffle Groove, was originally created by the legendary drummer Bernard Purdie
Bernard Purdie
who called it the "Purdie Shuffle." Porcaro created his own version of this groove by blending the aforementioned shuffle with the one heard in the Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
song "Fool in the Rain". Porcaro describes this groove in detail on a Star Licks video (now DVD) he created shortly after “Rosanna” became popular. Besides his work with Toto, he was also a highly sought after session musician. He collaborated with many of the biggest names in music, including Boz Scaggs, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Joe Walsh, Joe Cocker, Stan Getz, Sérgio Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Christopher Cross, James Newton Howard, Jim Messina, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Eric Carmen, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald, Seals and Crofts, and David Gilmour. Porcaro had contributed drums to four tracks on Michael Jackson's Thriller, as well as played on the Dangerous album hit "Heal the World". He also played on 10cc's ...Meanwhile
...Meanwhile
(1992). On the 1993 10cc
10cc
Alive album, recorded after his death, the band dedicated "The Night That the Stars Didn't Show" to him. Richard Marx
Richard Marx
dedicated the song "One Man" to him and said Porcaro was the best drummer he had ever worked with.[7] Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
made a dedication to Porcaro in the liner notes for his 1995 album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book
Book
I. Death[edit] Porcaro died on August 5, 1992, at the age of 38. He had fallen ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home and died that evening at Humana Hospital-West Hills. According to one Los Angeles Times report, The Los Angeles County Coroner's office listed the cause of death to be a heart attack from atherosclerosis induced by cocaine use,[8] not from an allergic reaction to the pesticides as presumed immediately after his death and stated by Toto in the band's official history.[9] Porcaro's family, friends, and Toto band members have disputed the assertion that cocaine use contributed to his death, claiming that while he occasionally consumed the drug, he was not a heavy user or addict.[10] In a 2013 interview, Steve Lukather reiterated this belief, blaming Porcaro's death at least partially on a family history of heart problems and denying statements that cocaine had directly played a role:[11]

Steve Lukather: I spoke to him the day he passed... he said, 'yeah, man I'll see you this weekend and we'll have a BBQ at the house and we'll go clean up the yard'... and that's when he got poison on himself and it turns out he had a bad heart anyway. He had two uncles that died when they were 40 years old from heart disease so it was genetic... this whole drug thing that came out, it's so insidious, and I hate the fucking fact cause he was never the bad drug guy... he'd be the guy going "what are you guys doing staying up all night, you idiots"... in the late '70s and early '80s it was crazy man, we're not gonna deny any of it, but by the time he passed it was never, I don't know, people just love to roam the dirty laundry as Henley wrote you know... and you read this shit, that's right there, it's like does anybody ever do homework on these facts... he just had a genetic predisposition... this whole thing with his arms hurting and all this, he was always, 'my arms, my muscles', it wasn't his muscles, it was the fact that the blood was not getting to the extremities, he had hardening of the arteries at 38 years old. Interviewer: How long was he complaining of the pain in the arms? Steve Lukather: Years, it was debilitating to the point where touring became difficult for him.

Porcaro's funeral was held on August 10 in the Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery, where he was buried on the Lincoln Terrace, lot 120.[12] The Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
Memorial Fund was established to benefit the music and art departments of Grant High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was a student in the early 1970s. A memorial concert took place at the Universal Amphitheater
Universal Amphitheater
in Los Angeles on December 14, 1992, with an all-star line-up that included George Harrison, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, Eddie Van Halen, and the members of Toto. The proceeds of the concert were used to establish an education trust fund for Porcaro's sons. Porcaro's tombstone was inscribed with the following epitaph, comprising lyrics from Kingdom of Desire
Kingdom of Desire
track "Wings of Time": "Our love doesn't end here; it lives forever, on the Wings of Time." Equipment[edit] Porcaro endorsed Pearl drums,[13] pedals, racks and hardware, Paiste cymbals, Remo
Remo
drumheads and Regaltip drumsticks. He had his own Regaltip Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
signature drumsticks, which are still made by the company as of 2018[update]. He used other brands of drums until joining Pearl in 1982, notably Ludwig-Musser, Gretsch, Camco, and Yamaha Drums. Discography[edit] With Toto[edit]

Toto (1978) Hydra (1979) Turn Back (1981) Toto IV
Toto IV
(1982) Isolation (1984) Dune (1984) Olympic Games 1984 (1984) Fahrenheit (1986) The Seventh One
The Seventh One
(1988) Past to Present 1977 - 1990
Past to Present 1977 - 1990
(1990) Kingdom of Desire
Kingdom of Desire
(1992, released posthumously and dedicated to Jeff's memory) Toto XX
Toto XX
(1998) Greatest Hits Live...and More (DVD with behind the scenes footage and interviews)

Other artists[edit]

Seals & Crofts – Diamond Girl (1973), Unborn Child (1974), Get Closer (1976) Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
I Can Stand a Little Rain
I Can Stand a Little Rain
(1974), Civilized Man
Civilized Man
(1984) Steely Dan
Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic
Pretzel Logic
(1974), Katy Lied
Katy Lied
(1975), "FM (No Static at All)" (1978), Gaucho (1980) Tommy Bolin
Tommy Bolin
– Teaser (1975) – "The Grind", "Homeward Strut", "Dreamer", "Teaser" Les Dudek Les Dudek Debut (1976), Say No More (1977), Ghost Town Parade (1978), Deeper Shades of Blues, (1995), Freestyle! (2000) Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer
Endless Flight
Endless Flight
(1976) – "When I Need You", Thunder in My Heart (1977), Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer
(1978), World Radio
World Radio
(1982), Have You Ever Been in Love (1983) Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees
Silk Degrees
(1976), Down Two Then Left (1977), Middle Man (1980), Other Roads
Other Roads
(1988) Flyer-Send a Little Love My Way (1979) Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
– Breaking All the Rules (1981) Eric Carmen Boats Against the Current
Boats Against the Current
(1977) – "She Did It" Valerie Carter – Just a Stone's Throw Away (1977), Wild Child (1978) Lisa Dal Bello Lisa Dal Bello (1977) Hall & Oates – Beauty on a Back Street
Beauty on a Back Street
(1977) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
Baby It's Me
Baby It's Me
(1977), Ross (1983) Colin Blunstone
Colin Blunstone
– Never Even Thought (1978) Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton
(1978), Sleepwalk (1981), Friends (1983) Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint
– Motion (1978) Dave Mason
Dave Mason
– Mariposa De Oro (1978) – "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" Nik Kershaw
Nik Kershaw
- The Works (1989) - "Walkabout" Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
Excitable Boy
(1978) – "Nighttime in the Switching Yard", Mr. Bad Example
Mr. Bad Example
(1991) Ruben Blades
Ruben Blades
– Nothing but the Truth (1988) Bim – Thistles
Thistles
(1978) Janne Schaffer
Janne Schaffer
– Earmeal (1979) Lowell George
Lowell George
Thanks, I'll Eat It Here (1979) Chicago – Chicago 17
Chicago 17
(1984) – "Stay the Night" Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
– The Pretender (1976) Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
The Wall
The Wall
(1979) – "Mother" Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
– Aretha (1980), Love All the Hurt Away
Love All the Hurt Away
(1981) Mariya Takeuchi
Mariya Takeuchi
- Miss M (1980) Bee Gees
Bee Gees
– Living Eyes (1981) Randy Crawford
Randy Crawford
– Secret Combination (1981), Windsong (1982) Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau
– Breakin' Away (1981) – "Breakin' Away", Jarreau (1983) – "Mornin'", "Step by Step", "Black and Blues" Amii Ozaki Hot Baby
Hot Baby
(1981) Greg Lake
Greg Lake
Greg Lake
Greg Lake
(1981) Crosby, Stills & Nash – Daylight Again
Daylight Again
(1982), Allies (1983) Eye to Eye – Eye to Eye (1982) Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
– Thriller (1982) – "Beat It", "Human Nature", "The Girl is Mine", "The Lady in my Life", Dangerous (1991) – "Heal the World" Elton John
Elton John
– Jump Up! (1982) Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester
You Should Hear How She Talks About You (1982) Donald Fagen The Nightfly
The Nightfly
(1982) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
– Lite Me Up (1982) Don Henley
Don Henley
I Can't Stand Still
I Can't Stand Still
(1982) – "Dirty Laundry", "New York Minute" on The End of the Innocence (1989) Michael McDonald – If That's What It Takes (1982) – "I Keep Forgettin'", No Lookin' Back
No Lookin' Back
(1985), Take It to Heart
Take It to Heart
(1990) George Benson
George Benson
– In Your Eyes (1983) – "Lady Love Me (One More Time)" Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Another Page
Another Page
(1983) – Rendezvous (1992) James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
and Friends (1983) [14] Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
– Can't Slow Down (1983) – "Running with the Night", – Louder Than Words (1996) – "The Climbing" Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Hearts and Bones
Hearts and Bones
(1983) – "Train in the Distance" Randy Newman
Randy Newman
– Trouble in Paradise (1983) – "I Love L.A.". David Gilmour
David Gilmour
– About Face (1984) The Jacksons
The Jacksons
– Victory (1984) – "Torture", "Wait" Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Give My Regards to Broad Street
Give My Regards to Broad Street
(1984) Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh
– The Confessor (1985) Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
– Behind the Sun (1985) – "Forever Man" Roger Hodgson
Roger Hodgson
Hai Hai
Hai Hai
(1987) Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson
In the City of Angels
In the City of Angels
(1988) Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel
Busca Una Mujer
Busca Una Mujer
(1988) Love and Money – Strange Kind of Love (1988) Dr. John
Dr. John
– In a Sentimental Mood (1989) Poco
Poco
- Legacy ( Poco
Poco
album) (1989) Clair Marlo – Let It Go (1989) Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– Have a Heart (1989) Madonna – Like a Prayer (1989), I'm Breathless
I'm Breathless
(1990) Sandi Patty
Sandi Patty
– "Another Time...Another Place" (1990) Twenty Mondays – The Twist Inside (1990) Bryan Duncan – Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend (1990) Michael Bolton
Michael Bolton
– Time, Love & Tenderness (1991) Cher
Cher
– Love Hurts (1991) Dire Straits
Dire Straits
On Every Street
On Every Street
(1991) Richard Marx
Richard Marx
– Rush Street (1991), Paid Vacation (1993) – "One Man" B-52s
B-52s
Good Stuff (1992) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
– "Viva Las Vegas" (1990), Human Touch
Human Touch
(1992) 10cc
10cc
...Meanwhile
...Meanwhile
(1992) Roger Waters
Roger Waters
Amused to Death
Amused to Death
(1992) – "It's a Miracle" Jude Cole A View from 3rd Street
A View from 3rd Street
(1990) – "Time for Letting Go", "Compared to Nothing" – Start the Car
Start the Car
(1992) – "Open Road", "Tell The Truth". Paul Young
Paul Young
– The Crossing (1993) Steve Porcaro
Steve Porcaro
- "Someday/Somehow" - Back to You (2016) Jerry Williams - Gone (1978) Fahed Mitre - Toda la Verdad (1990) David Benoit - Freedom at Midnight (1987) - Shadows
Shadows
(1991)

See also[edit]

Rosanna shuffle

References[edit]

^ "Freedrumlessons.com". Freedrumlessons.com. Retrieved 2010-12-09.  ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Jeff Porcaro". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-24.  ^ "Modern Drummer's Readers Poll Archive, 1979–2014". Modern Drummer. Retrieved 10 August 2015.  ^ " Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
Throwback Thursday from the MI Vault". Musicians Institute. Retrieved 2015-03-13.  ^ "Jeff Porcaro's official discography". Toto99.com. Retrieved 2010-12-09.  ^ Nate Brown. " Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
– Rosanna Shuffle". OnlineDrummer.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-01.  ^ "liner notes "Paid vacation", see quote about "One man"". Geocities.jp. Retrieved 2010-12-09.  ^ Julie Tamaki (September 4, 1992). "Drummer's Death Linked to Cocaine, Coroner Says : Autopsy: Report finds no evidence to support earlier belief that Toto's Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
died of an allergic reaction to a pesticide". Los Angeles Times.  ^ "Official TOTO Website – Band History". Toto99.com. August 5, 1992. Retrieved 2011-10-24.  ^ "One more reason to go organic". Garden Rant. Retrieved 2015-11-01.  ^ "Episode 50 – Steve Lukather". I'd Hit That – A Podcast for Drummers. Retrieved March 26, 2014.  ^ " Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Porcaro
(1954–1992) – Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2015-11-01.  ^ "Pearl Drums: Remembering Jeff Porcaro". Pearldrum.com. Retrieved September 29, 2014.  ^ " James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
& Friends". Sheffieldlab.com. Retrieved 2016-06-27. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jeff Porcaro.

Tribute site with complete discography of sessions. Official Toto website section dedicated to Porcaro Porcaro page at Drummerworld 2013 Audio Interview with Steve Lukather
Steve Lukather
talking about Jeff Porcaro from the I'd Hit That podcast Jeffporcaro.net

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Toto

Steve Lukather David Paich Steve Porcaro Joseph Williams

David Hungate Bobby Kimball Jeff Porcaro Mike Porcaro Fergie Frederiksen Jean-Michel Byron Simon Phillips Greg Phillinganes Keith Carlock

Studio albums

Toto Hydra Turn Back Toto IV Isolation Fahrenheit The Seventh One Kingdom of Desire Tambu Toto XX Mindfields Through the Looking Glass Falling in Between Toto XIV

Live albums

Greatest Hits Live...and More Absolutely Live Livefields Live in Amsterdam Falling in Between
Falling in Between
Live

Compilation albums

Past to Present 1977–1990 Best Ballads The Essential Toto 40 Trips Around the Sun

Soundtracks

Dune

Notable songs

"Hold the Line" "I'll Supply the Love" "Georgy Porgy" "99" "Rosanna" "Make Believe" "Africa" "I Won't Hold You Back" "Stranger in Town" "I'll Be Over You" "Stop Loving You" "Pamela" "2 Hearts" "I Will Remember" "Bottom of Your Soul"

Related people

Lenny Castro Nathan East Boz Scaggs Tony Spinner Leland Sklar Shannon Forrest

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Steely Dan

Donald Fagen Walter Becker

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter Denny Dias Jim Hodder David Palmer Royce Jones Michael McDonald Jeff Porcaro

Studio albums

Can't Buy a Thrill
Can't Buy a Thrill
(1972) Countdown to Ecstasy
Countdown to Ecstasy
(1973) Pretzel Logic
Pretzel Logic
(1974) Katy Lied
Katy Lied
(1975) The Royal Scam
The Royal Scam
(1976) Aja (1977) Gaucho (1980) Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
(2000) Everything Must Go (2003)

Live albums

Alive in America (1995) Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party (2000) Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2005)

Singles

"Dallas" "Do It Again" "Reelin' In the Years" "Show Biz Kids" "My Old School" "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" "Pretzel Logic" "Black Friday" "Bad Sneakers" "Kid Charlemagne" "The Fez" "Haitian Divorce" "Peg" "Deacon Blues" "FM (No Static at All)" "Josie" "Hey Nineteen" "Babylon Sisters" "Cousin Dupree" "Janie Runaway"

Album tracks

"Aja" "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" "Dirty Work"

Compilations

Greatest Hits (1978) Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(1978) Gold (1982/91) A Decade of Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(1985) Reelin' In the Years
Reelin' In the Years
(1987) Do It Again (1987) Citizen Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(1993) Then and Now (1993) Showbiz Kids (2000) The Definitive Collection (2006)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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