The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honours the musicians for their lifelong contributions to music. The Grammy Hall of Fame honours the music itself.
On January 16 The Recording Academy has released the 2018 list of songs and albums to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. With the addition of the 25 new works, the Grammy Hall of Fame now has a total of 1,063 songs and albums.
To be eligible, a song or album must have been released at least 25 years and made a “qualitative or historical significance” contribution to our culture.
This year’s of inductees are from a variety of artists, genres, and eras including Billie Holiday, Queen, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, and Aerosmith.
The list of 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees are:
“Band of Gypsys” by Jimi Hendrix
“Bring it on Home to Me” by Sam Cooke
“The Chronic” by Dr. Dre
“Dream On” by Aerosmith
“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy
“Flash Light” by Parliament
“Grazing in the Grass” by Hugh Masekela
“Heart Like a Wheel” by Linda Rondstadt
“I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops
“I Heard it Through the Grape Vine” by Gladys Knight and the Pips
“(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons” by The King Cole Trio
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
“Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” by Johnny Cash
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Thomas Alva Edison – a recording made in 1878
“Me and Mrs Jones” by Billy Paul
“Moon River” by Andy Williams
“My Man” by Billie Holiday
“Nevermind” by Nirvana
“A Night at the Opera” by Queen
“Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones
“Savoy Blues” by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
“A Song For You” by Leon Russell
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie
“That’s All Right” by Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
“Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield
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