There will be 25 recordings added to the Grammy Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017. Some of these recording include: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, David Bowie's Changes, Losing My Religion by R.E.M, the famous Elvis hit Jailhouse Rock and Prince's Sign 'O' the Times.
Besides TV themes (Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible), country (Merle Haggard's Okie From Muskogee, Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make Your Love Me") and early Sixties pop (Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me," Dion's "The Wanderer"), N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton, the Beach Boys' I Get Around, Jackson 5's ABC and Sly & The Family Stone's Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) are also in this colorful group of great tunes.
The Billboard reported that the criteria for the Grammy Hall of Fame eligibility is based on the rule that the recording has to be over two decades old—25 years old, to be exact. The two tracks that celebrated their 25th anniversary in the year of 2016 are Smells Like Teen Spirit and Losing My Religion. The Hall of Fame's number of inductees would rise to 1,038 with the 25 new additions.
"The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," The Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history.
Have a look at the Grammy Hall of Fame inductees below:
Arlo Guthrie - "The City of New Orleans"
The Beach Boys - "I Get Around"
Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues
Blind Willie McTell - "Statesboro Blues"
Bonnie Raitt - "I Can't Make Your Love Me"
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - "(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive"
David Bowie - "Changes"
Deep Purple - "Smoke of the Water"
Dion - "The Wanderer"
Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"
The Everly Brothers - "Wake Up Little Susie"
Jackson 5 - "ABC"
Lalo Schifrin - "Mission Impossible"
Lesley Gore - "You Don't Own Me"
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - "When the Saints Go Marching In"
Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
Mills Brothers - "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
Mississippi John Hurt - "Stack O'Lee Blues"
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"
Rod Stewart - "Maggie May"
Sly & The Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"