See the 25 New Entries to the National Recording Registry

See the 25 New Entries to the National Recording Registry
From TIME - March 21, 2018

The Library of Congress has added Tony Bennetts I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machines Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Run-DMCs Raising Hell to the National Recording Registry, as part of 25 new entries this year.

Newcomers to the National Recording Registry also include the soundtrack to The Sound of Music and radio recordings covering the birth of the United Nations. The Library of Congress selects 25 new titles each year to add to a growing list of recordings honored for their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

The recordings selected this year span spoken-word and musical sounds recorded from 1911 to 1996, and include Fleetwood Macs Rumors, Kenny Loggins Footloose and The Temptations My Girl, which was co-written by Smokey Robinson.

Im totally overwhelmed by My Girl receiving such an honor, Robinson said in a statement. As a songwriter, it has become my international anthem. People in countries where English is not the primary language know and sing My Girl when I perform it.

The new selections bring the total number of titles in the National Recording Registry to 500. See the full list of recordings named to the registry below.

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 Didnt Care (single), The Ink Spots (1939)

Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)

Folk Songs of the Hills (album), Merle Travis (1946)

How I Got Over (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)

(Were Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)


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