Grammy Award for Best Rock Song


The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. The award is presented to the writers of the song. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. Bruce Springsteen is the category's biggest winner, at four awards.


Year Winner Performer(s) Songwriter(s)
2011 "Angry World" Neil Young Neil Young
2010 "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon Kings of Leon
2009 "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
2008 "Radio Nowhere" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
2007 "Dani California" Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers
2006 "City of Blinding Lights" U2 U2
2005 "Vertigo" U2 U2
2004 "Seven Nation Army" The White Stripes Jack White
2003 "The Rising" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
2002 "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Train Train
2001 "With Arms Wide Open" Creed Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti
2000 "Scar Tissue" Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers


Year Winner Performer(s) Songwriter(s)
1999 "Uninvited" Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette
1998 "One Headlight" The Wallflowers Jakob Dylan
1997 "Give Me One Reason" Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
1996 "You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette Glen Ballard and Alanis Morissette
1995 "Streets of Philadelphia" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
1994 "Runaway Train" Soul Asylum Dave Pirner
1993 "Layla" Eric Clapton Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon
1992 "The Soul Cages" Sting Sting