song of the year winners

Music award shows are great for knowing trends in the music industry and gain recognition for music artists. Award shows are also great for the older generations to keep up with popular music. We assembled a few of the most popular award show winners for the song of the year. The award shows include CMT, MTV, VH1, iHeartRadio, Billboard, Soul Train, CMA, and ACM. 

song of the year winners

Table of Contents
1. CMT Video of The Year Winners
2. MTV Video of The Year Winners
3. BET Video of The Year Winners
4. iHeartRadio Song of The Year Winners
5. Billboard Top Hot 100 Song Winners
6. Soul Train Song of The Year Winners
7. Country Music Association (CMA) Song of The Year Winners
8. Academy of Country Music (ACM) Song of The Year Winners

CMT Video of The Year Winners

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2002 Young – Kenny Chesney

2003 Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith

2004 American Soldier – Toby Keith

2005 Days Go By – Keith Urban

2006 Better Life – Keith Urban

2007 Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

2008 Our Song – Taylor Swift

2009 Love Story – Taylor Swift

2010 Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood

2011 Mine – Taylor Swift

2012 Good Girl – Carrie Underwood

2013 Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

2014 See You Again – Carrie Underwood

2015 Something in the Water – Carrie Underwood

2016 Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

2017 Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

2018 I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton

2019 Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood

Visit the official CMT website for more information.

MTV Video of The Year Winners

1984 You Might Think – The Cars

1985 The Boys of Summer – Don Henley

1986 Money for Nothing – Dire Straits

1987 Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

1988 Need You Tonight – INXS

1989 This Note’s for You – Neil Young

1990 Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor

1991 Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

1992 Right Now – Van Halen

1993 Jeremy – Pearl Jam

1994 Cryin’ – Aerosmith

1995 Waterfalls – TLC

1996 Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins

1997 Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai

1998 Ray of Light – Madonna

1999 Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill

2000 The Real Slim Shady – Eminem

2001 Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa and P!nk featuring Missy Elliott

2002 Without Me – Eminem

2003 Work It – Missy Elliott

2004 Hey Ya! – OutKast

2005 Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

2006 I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! at the Disco

2007 Umbrella – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

2008 Piece of Me – Britney Spears

2009 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé

2010 Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

2011 Firework – Katy Perry

2012 We Found Love – Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris

2013 Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

2014 Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

2015 Bad Blood – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

2016 Formation – Beyoncé

2017 HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar

2018 Havana – Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug

2019 You Need to Calm Down – Taylor Swift

Visit the official MTV website for more information.

BET Video of The Year Winners

2001 Ms. Jackson – Outkast

2002 Pass the Courvoisier, Part II – Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy and Pharrell Williams

2003 Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop) – Erykah Badu feat. Common

2004 Hey Ya! – Outkast

2005 Jesus Walks – Kanye West

2006 Be Without You – Mary J. Blige

2006 (2) Gold Digger – Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx

2007 Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

2008 International Players Anthem (I Choose You) – UGK feat. Outkast

2009 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé

2010 Video Phone – Beyoncé feat. Lady Gaga

2011 Look at Me Now – Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne

2012 Otis – Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

2013 Started from the Bottom – Drake

2014 Happy – Pharrell Williams

2015 7/11 – Beyoncé

2016 Formation – Beyoncé

2017 Sorry – Beyoncé

2017 (2) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

2018 God’s Plan – Drake

2019 This Is America – Childish Gambino

Visit the official BET website for more information.

iHeartRadio Song of The Year Winners

2014 Stay – Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko

2015 Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

2016 Hello – Adele

2017 Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

2018 Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

2019 The Middle — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Visit the official iHeartRadio website for more information.

Billboard Top Hot 100 Song Winners

1990 Hold On – Wilson Phillips

1991 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams

1992 End of the Road – Boyz II Men

1993 I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

1994 The Sign – Ace of Base

1995 Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio

1996 Macarena – Los del Río

1997 Candle in the Wind 1997 – Elton John

1998 Too Close – Next

1999 Believe – Cher

2000 Breathe – Faith Hill

2001 Hanging by a Moment – Lifehouse

2002 How You Remind Me – Nickelback

2003 Not Awarded

2004 Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris

2005 We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

2006 Bad Day – Daniel Powter

2007-2010 Not Awarded

2011 Dynamite – Taio Cruz

2012 Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

2013 Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

2014 Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell

2015 All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

2016 See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

2017 Closer – The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey

2018 Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

2019 Girls Like You – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B

Visit the official Billboard website for more information.

Soul Train Song of The Year Winners

1989 Giving You the Best That I Got – Anita Baker

1990 Keep On Movin’ – Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler

1991 U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

1992 I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd

1993 End of the Road – Boyz II Men

1994 I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

1995 Practice What You Preach – Barry White

1996 One More Chance – The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige

1997-2008 Not Awarded

2009 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé

2010 Nothin’ on You – B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars

2011 Motivation – Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

2012 Stay – Tyrese

2013 Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams

2014 Happy – Pharrell Williams

2015 Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

2016 Formation – Beyoncé

2017 That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

2018 Boo’d Up – Ella Mai

2019 No Guidance – Chris Brown featuring Drake

Visit the official Soul Train website for more information.

Country Music Association (CMA) Song of The Year Winners

1967 There Goes My Everything – Jack Greene

1968 Honey – Bobby Goldsboro

1969 The Carroll County Accident – Porter Wagoner

1970 Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down – Kris Kristofferson

1971 Easy Loving – Freddie Hart

1972 Easy Loving – Freddie Hart

1973 Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich

1974 Country Bumpkin – Cal Smith

1975 Back Home Again – John Denver

1976 Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell

1977 Lucille – Kenny Rogers

1978 Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue – Crystal Gayle

1979 The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

1980 He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones

1981 He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones

1982 Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

1983 Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson

1984 Wind Beneath My Wings – Gary Morris

1985 God Bless the U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood

1986 On the Other Hand – Randy Travis

1987 Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

1988 80’s Ladies – K.T. Oslin

1989 Chiseled in Stone – Vern Gosdin

1990 Where’ve You Been – Kathy Mattea

1991 When I Call Your Name – Vince Gill

1992 Look at Us – Vince Gill

1993 I Still Believe in You – Vince Gill

1994 Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson

1995 Independence Day – Martina McBride

1996 Go Rest High on That Mountain – Vince Gill

1997 Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter

1998 Holes in the Floor of Heaven – Steve Wariner

1999 This Kiss – Faith Hill

2000 I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack featuring Sons of the Desert

2001 Murder on Music Row – George Strait and Alan Jackson

2002 Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) – Alan Jackson

2003 Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis

2004 Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

2005 Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss

2006 Believe – Brooks & Dunn

2007 Give It Away – George Strait

2008 Stay – Sugarland

2009 In Color – Jamey Johnson

2010 The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

2011 If I Die Young – The Band Perry

2012 Over You – Miranda Lambert

2013 I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

2014 Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves

2015 Girl Crush – Little Big Town

2016 Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

2017 Better Man – Little Big Town

2018 Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

2019 Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs

Visit the official Country Music Association website for more information.

Academy of Country Music (ACM) Song of The Year Winners

1970 For the Good Times – Ray Price

1971 Easy Loving – Freddie Hart

1972 The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. – Donna Fargo

1973 Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich

1974 Country Bumpkin – Cal Smith

1975 Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell

1976 Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time – Mickey Gilley

1977 Lucille – Kenny Rogers

1978 You Needed Me – Anne Murray

1979 It’s a Cheating Situation – Moe Bandy with Janie Fricke

1980 He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones

1981 You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma – David Frizzell and Shelly West

1982 Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver) – Merle Haggard

1983 Wind Beneath My Wings – Gary Morris

1984 Why Not Me – The Judds

1985 Lost in the Fifties Tonight – Ronnie Milsap

1986 On the Other Hand – Randy Travis

1987 Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

1988 Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses – Kathy Mattea

1989 Where’ve You Been – Kathy Mattea

1990 The Dance – Garth Brooks

1991 Somewhere in My Broken Heart – Billy Dean

1992 I Still Believe in You – Vince Gill

1993 I Love the Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery

1994 I Swear – John Michael Montgomery

1995 The Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd

1996 Blue – LeAnn Rimes

1997 It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

1998 Holes in the Floor of Heaven – Steve Wariner

1999 Amazed – Lonestar

2000 I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack featuring Sons of the Desert

2001 Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) – Alan Jackson

2002 I’m Movin’ On – Rascal Flatts

2003 Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis

2004 Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw

2005 Believe – Brooks & Dunn

2006 Give It Away – George Strait

2007 Stay – Sugarland

2008 In Color – Jamey Johnson

2009 Need You Now – Lady A

2010 The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

2011 Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band

2012 Over You – Miranda Lambert

2013 I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

2014 Automatic – Miranda Lambert

2015 Nobody to Blame – Chris Stapleton

2016 Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

2017 Tin Man – Miranda Lambert

2018 Tequila – Dan + Shay

Visit the official Academy of Country Music website for more information.

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