The Recording Academy has announced that songs by Neil Young, U2, Run-D.M.C., the Sugarhill Gang, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Rolling Stones are just some of the inductees for this year’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
“Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history” said The Recording Academy head Neil Portnow, in a statement.
With these new addition, the Grammy Hall of Fame now houses a total of 960 recordings. All of them had to go through a special committee of industry figures and receive final approval from the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Last year, Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” Whitney Houston’s self-titled 1985 debut album, and AC/DC’s 1980 full-length Back In Black were all inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside many others.
See the full list of 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees below.
- After the Gold Rush, Neil Young (Reprise, 1970)
- All Things Must Pass, George Harrison (Apple, 1970)
- The Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago (Columbia, 1969)
- Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy, 1970)
- Doc Watson, Doc Watson (Vanguard, 1964)
- “Fortunate Son,” Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy, 1969)
- “Georgia (On My Mind),” Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra (Victor, 1930)
- “Get Up — I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine,” James Brown (King, 1970)
- “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones (London, 1969)
- “Jolene,” Dolly Parton (RCA, 1973)
- The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island, 1987)
- Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson (Monument, 1970)
- “Low Rider,” War (United Artists, 1975)
- Mary Poppins — Original Cast Sound Track, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, and Various Artists (Buena Vista, 1964)
- “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (Decca, 1938)
- “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” B.J. Thomas (Scepter, 1969)
- “Rapper’s Delight,” Sugarhill Gang (Sugar Hill, 1979)
- Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quartet, Miles Davis (Prestige, 1958)
- “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron (Flying Dutchman, 1970)
- “Strange Things Happening Every Day,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Decca, 1945)
- “Sweet Home Chicago,” Robert Johnson (Vocalion, 1937)
- “3 O’Clock Blues,” B.B. King (RPM, 1952)
- “Under the Boardwalk,” The Drifters (Atlantic, 1964)
- “Walk This Way,” Run-D.M.C. (Profile, 1986)
- “Wonderful World,” Sam Cooke (Keen, 1960)
- Woodstock — Music From the Original Sound Track and More, Various Artists (Cotillion, 1970)
- “Yardbird Suite,” Charlie Parker Septet (Dial, 1946)
But this is just the beginning for the Grammys because the nomination special for the big show which airs in late January is just around the corner. On Dec. 6, CBS will air The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night, a live telecast from Los Angeles’ Nokia theater where the nominees for the Grammys will be revealed. LL Cool J will once again take the role of the host of the event while performers such a Robin Thicke and Macklemore have been confirmed.