David Bowie and Prince songs inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 November 2016
Late music legends David Bowie and Prince's songs are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 2017
David Bowie, Prince and Nirvana's biggest hits are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame 2017.
The late music legend's 1971 hit 'Changes', the grunge pioneer's classic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit and the late great Prince's 'Sign O' the Times' are among those listed as a part of the 'Class of 2017'.
Also on the list is The Beach Boy's 'I Get Around', Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock', Jackson 5 'ABC' and Sir Rod Stewart's 'Maggie May'.
Only tracks which are more than 25 years old are eligible to enter the Hall of Fame.
The Recording Academy's president and CEO, Neil Portnow said: "The Grammy Hall off Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renewed.
"Memorable and Inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history."
Last year saw the likes of the 4 Seasons' 'Big Girls Don't Cry', ABBA's 'Dancing Queen', Chic's disco smash hit 'Le Freak', Alice Cooper's 'School's Out', Bob Dylan's 'Tangled up in Blue' and Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' honoured with a place in the catalog.
The full track listing of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2017 is as follows:
Arlo Guthrie - 'The City of New Orleans'
The Beach Boys - 'I Get Around'
Billie Holiday - 'Lady Sings the Blues'
Blind Willie McTell - 'Statesboro Blues'
Bonnie Raitt - 'I Can't Make Your Love Me'
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - '(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive'
David Bowie - 'Changes'
Deep Purple - 'Smoke of the Water'
Dion - 'The Wanderer'
Elvis Presley - 'Jailhouse Rock'
The Everly Brothers - 'Wake Up Little Susie'
Jackson 5 - 'ABC'
Lalo Schifrin - 'Mission Impossible'
Lesley Gore - 'You Don't Own Me'
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - 'When the Saints Go Marching In'
Merle Haggard - 'Okie From Muskogee'
Mills Brothers - 'You Always Hurt the One You Love'
Mississippi John Hurt - 'Stack O'Lee Blues'
N.W.A - 'Straight Outta Compton'
Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Prince - 'Sign 'O' the Times'
R.E.M. - 'Losing My Religion'
Rod Stewart - 'Maggie May'
Sly & The Family Stone - 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'
Sonny & Cher - 'I Got You Babe'