The National Recording Registry has inducted classic recordings by Dr. Dre, Fred Rogers, Cheap Trick and many others.
The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry announced on Wednesday that they have selected around 25 records for induction.
“The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
“We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the registry,” she added. “As genres and formats continue to expand, the Library of Congress is committed to working with our many partners to preserve the sounds that have touched our hearts and shaped our culture.”
Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Cheap Trick at Budokan, Dusty Springfield‘s Dusty in Memphis, Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You,” the Village People‘s “Y.M.C.A.” and Glen Campbell‘s “Wichita Lineman” also featured on the list of 25 recordings.
Other inductees include Tina Turner‘s 1984 LP Private Dancer, Selena‘s 1990 album Ven Conmigo, the original Broadway cast recording of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Allan Sherman‘s “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” and the 1973 album Mister Rogers Sings 21 Favorite Songs from ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
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