The Village People’s party standard “Y.M.C.A.,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” album, the charitable collaboration “We Are the World” and Kenny Rogers’ career-defining anthem “The Gambler” were among the recordings added Monday to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“We are proud to announce this year’s diverse roster of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees and to recognize recordings that have shaped our industry and inspires music makers of tomorrow,” Harvey Mason Jr., chair and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “Each recording has had a significant impact on our culture, and it is an honor to add them to our distinguished catalog.”

The Hall of Fame honors recordings that are at least 25 years old and “exhibit qualitative or historical significance.” The honorees are chosen by a committee of academy members from all branches of the organization, with the academy’s National Board of Trustee giving final approval to the list.

With 29 new additions in the latest class of inductees, the hall now includes 1,142 recordings.

Here is a complete list of new inductees:

“Au Clair de la Lune,” Edouard-Leon Scott De Martinville, Single

“Blues Breakers,” John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Album

“Canciones de mi Padre,” Linda Ronstadt, Album

“Clean Up Woman,” Betty Wright, Single

“Copenhagen,” Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Single

“Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey, Single

“Freight Train,” Elizabeth Cotton, Single

“Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.,” Bruce Springsteen, Album

“Horses,” Patti Smith, Album

“Hot Buttered Soul,” Isaac Hayes, Album

“In the Right Place,” Dr. John, Album

“Licensed to Ill,” Beastie Boys, Album

“Mad Dogs & Englishmen,” Joe Cocker, Album

“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at `The Club’,” The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Album

“Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major,” Leonard Bernstein With The Philharmonia Orchestra Of London, Album

“Schoenberg: The Four String Quartets,” Kolisch String Quartet, Album

“So,” Peter Gabriel, Album

“Solitude,” Billie Holiday, Single

“Ten,” Pearl Jam, Album

“Texas Flood,” Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble, Album

“The Cars,” The Cars, Album

“The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers, Single

“The Low End Theory,” A Tribe Called Quest, Album

“Time Is On My Side,” Irma Thomas, Single

“Trio,” Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Album

“We Are The World,” USA For Africa, Single

“When the Levee Breaks,” Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie, Single

“Wreck of the Old 97,” Vernon Dalhart, Single

“Y.M.C.A.,” Village People, Single

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.