David Bowie, Nirvana, Prince, REM songs for GRAMMY Hall Of Fame

A legendary tracklist

Songs by David Bowie, Nirvana, Prince and REM are all set to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2017.

‘Changes’ by Bowie, along with Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, Prince’s ‘Sign O’ The Times’, REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ join the likes of The Beach Boys’ ‘I Get Around’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Elvis and NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in going into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame as part of their ‘Class Of 2017’.

As Billboard reports, to be eligible to enter, tracks must be at least 25-years-old.


“The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned,” said The Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow. “Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history.”


See the full list of tracks being added below

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’

Bowie fans have recently been busying themselves by looking for more hidden ‘secrets’ in the design of his final album ‘Blackstar’. Next year will see a special tribute concert to David Bowie is set to take place at Brixton Academy on his birthday on 8 January, featuring friend and actor Gary Oldman along with over 30 musicians that collaborated with Bowie throughout his career.


Meanwhile, Prince’s former home of the Paisley Park estate is set to announce a four-day ‘Celebration’ of the ‘Purple Rain’ icon on the anniversary of his death next year.

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