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December 2, 2016

Maggie May

Inducted into Hall Of Fame

posted by Mike Walton

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammys, has announced the 25 songs and albums it will be inducting into its Hall of Fame this year, and Rod's classic Maggie May is included in the list of some of the most important and beloved pieces of music of all time.

The exclusive group contains names that span decades, Artists such as Rod, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Nirvana, and R.E.M. will all see their songs inducted, A handful of the inductees this time around have proven their ability to remain relevant throughout the decades.

The Recording Academy inducts songs and albums every year that it deems especially important to the music world, and every recording in the Hall of Fame is one that has made its mark on history. Including these 25 new titles,there are now 1,038 songs and albums in the Hall of Fame, and that’s a number that is sure to continue to grow as the years pass and more and more music is deemed historically important.

Here are the 25 songs and albums being inducted this year:


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 You 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"

Mills Brothers - "You Always Hurt the One You Love"

Mississippi John Hurt - "Stack O'Lee Blues"

Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

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"


Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

Prince - Sign 'O' the Times

Photo Josh Emmett

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