Madonna And Mariah Carey Classics Added To Library Of Congress National Recording Registry

Posted April 14, 2023 by with 3 comments

25 recordings were inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry this year (they’re all listed above), and in addition to Madonna and Mariah, they added songs by John Lennon, Eurythmics, Irene Cara, Queen Latifah, The Police, John Denver, and the theme to Super Mario Bros. It’s hard to believe some of these classics weren’t already there (“Stairway To Heaven,” “Sherry,” “Imagine,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads”), but there’s probably only so many they can include during each induction. Also, there are only 625 total recordings on the registry, so it is something of an elite group. Via LOC:

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

“The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture,” Hayden said. “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.”

Video announcing the 2023 inductees:

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