The Disco Queen, Prince, and Sugar Hill Gang are among new entrants.
The late Donna Summer, who was laid to rest this week in Nashville, Tennessee, has had her 1977 disco hit "I Feel Love" along with Prince's classic 1984 album, Purple Rain, and the first commercial rap recording, Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," added to the list of new sound recordings entered into the Library of Congress' National Recoding Registry, reports the L.A.Times.
Every year the national library selects 25 songs that span the history of recorded sound and are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" to add to the collection.
"America's sound heritage is an important part of the nation's history and culture and this year's selections reflect the diversity and creativity of the American experience," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
Other new additions include field recordings from interviews with former slaves made from 1932-1941, Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" and "Bo Diddley" (1995) and Booker T. & the MG's "Green Onions" (1962).
The public is allowed to nominate recordings on the National Recording Preservation Board's website.
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