*Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s rap anthem “The Message” are among the new 25 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and Bill Cosby’s comedy album “I Started Out as a Child” also gained entry to the collection, which acknowledges recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit “qualitative or historical significance,” according to the Recording Academy. Recordings are reviewed annually by a member committee comprising professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
With the 25 new titles announced Monday, the list now totals 906; all are displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Other new additions include Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St.,” Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” and the original Broadway cast recording of “St. Louis Woman.”
Others inducted include “Deep in the Heart of Texas” by Gene Autry; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album “Déjà vu”; Doris Day’s theme song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”; and Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”