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Super Mario Bros. Theme Is Officially a 'Defining' US Sound

It enters the National Recording Registry, along with 24 other 'sound artifacts'

(Newser) - Mario, Madonna, and Mariah have entered the national audio canon. Madonna’s star-making 1984 album Like a Virgin, Mariah Carey’s 1994 holiday perennial "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and the original 1985 theme from Super Mario Bros. are now in the US National Recording Registry...

Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan Albums Claim a Major Honor

25 songs, albums, and even a podcast are added into National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25...

25 More Recordings Deemed a Key Part of Our Soundscape

Music by Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, Nas will be inducted to National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Janet Jackson's socially conscious album Rhythm Nation 1814, Louis Armstrong's jazzy When the Saints Go Marching In, and Nas' debut release Illmatic are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Patti LaBelle's song "Lady Marmalade" and...

Among 25 Newly Honored US Sounds: 'Purple Rain'

Only-known audio of ex-slaves also joins National Recording Registry

(Newser) - America's archived history just got a little noisier: 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry. The additions are being announced today by the Library of Congress. Among them:
  • A handful of pop/rock songs: Donna Summer's 1977 hit "I
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Thriller Joins Top US History Trove

Jackson hit album added to prestigious aural archives

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Thriller has been added to the prestigious National Recording Registry's archive of the most important recordings in American history, Variety reports. The monster 1982 hit joins 24 other "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" new additions to the collection, including a 1925 recording of the first-ever broadcast to...

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