The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has unveiled its new additions for 2023. This year’s selection is filled with some of the most popular classic rock/pop titles of all time.

Among the artists being recognized with having music added to the National Recording Registry are Madonna, The Police, Eurythmics, John Lennon and more. The National Recording Registry has existed since 2002. Each year, 25 new recordings are added. Recordings that are added to the registry must be at least ten years old and are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

In a statement on the newly added recordings, Librian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture. The national library is proud to help ensure these recordings are preserved for generations to come, and we welcome the public’s input on what songs, speeches, podcasts or recorded sounds we should preserve next. We received more than 1,100 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry.”

To see which classic rock/pop titles were added this year, keep scrolling.

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