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Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana songs inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

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Seminal songs by Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana are all being inducted into the 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame.

Founded in 1973, the collection celebrates singles and album tracks at least 25 years old that have qualitative or historical significance.

25 new titles are added each year, with Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’, David Bowie’s ‘Changes’, Elvis Presley’s ‘Jailhouse Rock’, Rod Stewart’s ‘Maggie May’ and Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ among those making the cut in 2017.

"The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

"Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalogue and are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

Songs are selected by a ‘special member committee’ featuring prominent figures from all branches of the music industry before The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees give final approval.

Since its inception 44 years ago, the Grammy Hall of Fame has inducted a total of 1,038 recordings. All tracks are immortalised at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles entertainment complex L.A. Live.

The full list of 2017 inductees are as follows:

ABC
The Jackson 5
(Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, songwriters)
Motown (1970)
Single
 
CHANGES
David Bowie
(David Bowie, songwriter)
RCA Victor (1972)
Single
 
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Arlo Guthrie
(Steve Goodman, songwriter)
Reprise (1972)
Single
 
(HEP-HEP!) THE JUMPIN’ JIVE
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
(Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer, songwriters)
Vocalion (1939)
Single
 
 I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
Bonnie Raitt
(Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin, songwriters)
Capitol (1991)
Single
 
 I GET AROUND
The Beach Boys
(Mike Love, Brian Wilson, songwriters)
Capitol (1964)
Single
 
I GOT YOU BABE
Sonny & Cher
(Sonny Bono, songwriter)
Atco (1965)
Single
 
JAILHOUSE ROCK
Elvis Presley
(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, songwriters)
RCA Victor (1957)
Single
 
LADY SINGS THE BLUES
Billie Holiday
Clef (1956)
Album
 
LOSING MY RELIGION
R.E.M.
(Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, songwriters)
Warner Bros. (1991)
Single
 
MAGGIE MAY
Rod Stewart
(Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart,  songwriters)
Mercury (1971)
Single
 
MISSION—IMPOSSIBLE
Lalo Schifrin
(Lalo Schifrin, songwriter)
Dot (1967)
Single
 
OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
Merle Haggard
Capitol (1969)
Album
 
SIGN “O” THE TIMES
Prince
Paisley Park/Warner Bros. (1987)
Album
 
SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
Nirvana
(Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic , songwriters)
DCG (1991)
Single
 
SMOKE ON THE WATER
Deep Purple
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, songwriters)
Warner Bros. (1973)
Single
 
STACK O’LEE BLUES
Mississippi John Hurt
(Traditional)
Okeh (1928)
Single
 
STATESBORO BLUES
Blind Willie McTell
(Willie McTell, songwriter)
Victor (1928)
Single
 
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
N.W.A
Ruthless/Priority (1988)
Album
 
THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN)
Sly & The Family Stone
(Sly Stone, songwriter)
Epic (1969)
Single
 
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE
The Everly Brothers
(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant,  songwriters)
Cadence (1957)
Single
 
THE WANDERER
Dion
(Ernie Maresca, songwriter)
Laurie (1961)
Single
 
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
(Traditional)
Decca (1939)
Single
 
YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
Mills Brothers
(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts, , songwriters)
Decca (1944)
Single
 
YOU DON’T OWN ME
Lesley Gore
(John Madara, David White, songwriters)
Mercury (1963)
Single

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