'Mary Poppins', 'Joshua Tree' and 'Joleen' Among Those Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

Theses songs and albums were considered to have 'qualitative or historical significance.'

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The original cast recording of the film "Mary Poppins," U2's album "The Joshua Tree" and Sam Cooke's hit "Wonderful World" were among the 27 recordings that were added Tuesday to the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors songs and albums deemed to have "qualitative or historical significance."

"Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year's Grammy Hall Of Fame entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings," according to Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

Recordings must be at least 25 years old to be eligible for induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The latest round of inductees brings the number of recordings in the hall to 960.

Members of the hall are featured at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

Other inductees on this year's list are the singles "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones, "Jolene" by Dolly Parton, "Low Rider" by War, "Sweet Home Chicago" by Robert Johnson and "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters.

Other albums on the list are Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush," George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Cosmo's Factory."

Here is a complete list of this year's inductees:

  • "After the Gold Rush," Neil Young, album
  • "All Things Must Pass," George Harrison, album
  • "The Chicago Transit Authority," Chicago, album
  • "Cosmo's Factory," Creedence Clearwater Revival, album
  • "Doc Watson," Doc Watson, album
  • "Fortunate Son," Creedence Clearwater Revival, single
  • "Georgia (On My Mind)," Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra, single
  • "Get Up — I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine," James Brown, single
  • "Honky Tonk Women," Rolling Stones, single
  • "Jolene," Dolly Parton, single
  • "The Joshua Tree," U2, album
  • "Kristofferson," Kris Kristofferson, album
  • "Low Rider," War, single
  • "Mary Poppins — Original Cast Soundtrack," Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and various artists, album
  • "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," Louis Armstrong and the All Stars, single
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head," B.J. Thomas, single
  • "Rapper's Delight," Sugarhill Gang, single
  • "Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet," Miles Davis, album
  • "The Revolution will not be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron, single
  • "Strange Things Happening Every Day," Sister Rosetta Tharpe, single
  • "Sweet Home Chicago," Robert Johnson, single
  • "3 O'Clock Blues," B.B. King, single
  • "Under the Boardwalk," The Drifters, single
  • "Walk This Way," Run-D.M.C., single
  • "Wonderful World," Sam Cooke, single
  • "Woodstock — Music from the Original Soundtrack and More," various artists, album
  • "Yardbird Suite," Charlie Parker Septet, single
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