2018 Grammy Hall of Fame inductions include classics by Whitney Houston, Nirvana, David Bowie, Dr. Dre and more

The Grammys recently announced their Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2018, and now they’ve announced the recordings that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 25 selections include albums and singles that are at least 25 years old. They were reviewed by a special committee of recording professionals and then finally approved by the recording academy’s National Board of Trustees. The Hall of Fame now comprises 1,063 recordings.

Among the youngest recordings to make the cut are Whitney Houston‘s classic ballad “I Will Always Love You” (1992), which won her the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1994. The groundbreaking 1991 grunge album “Nevermind” by Nirvana is also being inducted. That album earned a competitive bid for Best Alternative Album in 1992, but it didn’t win even though it’s now widely regarded as a classic. Another modern classic was “The Chronic,” the 1992 debut solo album from rap pioneer Dr. Dre which produced the Grammy winning song “Let Me Ride” and the Grammy nominated “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.”

Recording academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement, “The Grammy Hall Of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known. Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalog.”

Check out the complete list of inducted songs and albums below, which also includes hits by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and more.

“BAND OF GYPSYS”
Jimi Hendrix
Capitol (1970)
Album

“BRING IT ON HOME TO ME”
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor (1962)
Single

“THE CHRONIC”
Dr. Dre
Death Row (1992)
Album

“DREAM ON”
Aerosmith
Columbia (1973)
Single

“FIGHT THE POWER”
Public Enemy
Motown (1989)
Single

“FLASH LIGHT”
Parliament
Casablanca (1978)
Single

“GRAZING IN THE GRASS”
Hugh Masekela
UNI (1968)
Single

“HEART LIKE A WHEEL”
Linda Ronstadt
Capitol (1974)
Album

“I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
Four Tops
Motown (1965)
Single

“I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Soul/Motown (1967)
Single

“(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS”
The King Cole Trio
Capitol (1946)
Single

“I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”
Whitney Houston
Arista (1992)
Single

“JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON”
Johnny Cash
Columbia (1968)
Album

“MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
Thomas Alva Edison
N/A (1878)
Single

“ME AND MRS. JONES”
Billy Paul
Philadelphia International (1972)
Single

“MOON RIVER”
Andy Williams
Columbia (1962)
Track from Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes

“MY MAN “
Billie Holiday
Brunswick (1937)
Single

“NEVERMIND”
Nirvana
DGC (1991)
Album

“A NIGHT AT THE OPERA”
Queen
Elektra (1975)
Album

“PAINT IT, BLACK”
The Rolling Stones
London (1966)
Single

“SAVOY BLUES”
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Okeh (1927)
Single

“A SONG FOR YOU”
Leon Russell
Shelter (1970)
Single

“SPACE ODDITY”
David Bowie
Mercury (1969)
Track from Space Oddity

“THAT’S ALL RIGHT”
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor (1949)
Single

“TUBULAR BELLS”
Mike Oldfield
Virgin (1973)
Album

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