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Queen Latifah, Madonna, Mariah Classics Added To Library Of Congress Registry

On Wednesday (4.12,), Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that 25 recordings will be inducted into the institution, including Madonna’s 1984 classic ‘Like a Virgin,’ Mariah’s 1994 festive ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You,’ Queen Latifah’s 1989 ‘All Hail the Queen,’ and Daddy Yankee’s 2004 crossover hit ‘Gasolina.’

In a statement about the induction, Hayden confirmed that each of this year’s musical selections have been deemed “audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time,” stating:

“The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture.” “The national library is proud to help ensure these recordings are preserved for generations to come, and we welcome the public’s input on what songs, speeches, podcasts or recorded sounds we should preserve next. We received more than 1,100 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry.”

Each of the 2023 inducted titles span from 1908 to 2012, including 1962’s ‘Sherry’ by The Four Seasons, 1970’s ‘Déjà Vu’ by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 1971’s ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, 1971’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin, 1983’s ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling’ by Irene Cara, 1983’s ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ by Eurythmics, and 1983’s ‘Synchronicity’ by The Police. 

In addition, and out of coincidence with the new movie, the Super Mario Bros. theme – composed by Koji Kondo – became the first video game soundtrack to join the registry.

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Author: Al Denté

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