2. The Carpenters (1972): Superfast "Superstar"
The Carpenters won Best New Artist in 1970 (over Elton John, Anne Murray, Melba Moore and, hilariously, the Partridge Family), and two years later they were invited back to perform "Superstar." The song — about a groupie desperately in love with a rock star after a one-night stand — was written by Leon Russell and initially recorded by Delaney and Bonnie, but the Carpenters made it a huge hit. Even in 1972, Grammy producers were careful about time and made them perform a condensed version of the song.