Variety: National Recording Registry Inducts Classics by Dr. Dre, Mister Rogers and Cheap Trick

With 25 recordings having been added every year since the list began at the turn of the century, a total of 550 are now included in the Registry.

They’re all among the 25 records that have been selected for induction into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry were announced Wednesday, with a list that runs from 1920 into the 21st century and from classical to hip-hop. Range is big, for the Recording Registry: A mid-century recording of Puccini’s “Tosca” is included, and so is the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.”

“We are honored that our breakout album, ‘Cheap Trick at Budokan,’ is being added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress,” said Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen in a statement. “We thank our loyal fans who nominated us, and our favorite Rockford school librarian who got the ball rolling.”

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