Chic, Run-D.M.C. and Fleetwood Mac among 25 new additions to National Recording Registry
Recordings are nominated to showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness”
The Library of Congress has revealed 2018’s 25 additions to the National Recording Registry.
Every year since 2002, 25 recordings have been nominated to showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.”
This year’s list includes the likes of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 (11th studio) album Rumours, Chic’s 1978 disco single Le Freak, Bill Hayley’s Rock Around The Clock and Tony Bennett’s I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
Here’s the full list for 2018:
Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta (single), Victor Herbert and his Orchestra (1911)
Standing Rock Preservation Recordings, George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe (1928)
Lamento Borincano (single), Canario y Su Grupo (1930)
Sitting on Top of the World (single), Mississippi Sheiks (1930)
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (album), Artur Schnabel (1932-1935)
If I Didn’t Care (single), The Ink Spots (1939)
Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45 to 6/26/45)
Folk Songs of the Hills (album), Merle Travis (1946)
How I Got Over (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)
(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
Calypso (album), Harry Belafonte (1956)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco (single), Tony Bennett (1962)
King Biscuit Time (radio), Sonny Boy Williamson II and others (1965)
My Girl (single), The Temptations (1964)
The Sound of Music (soundtrack), Various (1965)
Alice’s Restaurant Massacree (single), Arlo Guthrie (1967)
New Sounds in Electronic Music (album), Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros (1967)
An Evening With Groucho (album), Groucho Marx (1972)
Rumours, (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
The Gambler (single), Kenny Rogers (1978)
Le Freak (single), Chic (1978)
Footloose (single), Kenny Loggins (1984)
Raising Hell (album), Run-DMC (1986)
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (single), Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (1987)
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (album), Various (1996)
Spotify Playlist compiled by The New York Times.
This article originally appeared on Audio Media International.