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Guns N’ Roses, Donna Summer & More

The Grammy Hall of Fame has its 2024 class of treasured songs and albums.

The Recording Academy today enshrined classic albums by Guns N’ Roses, Lauryn Hill and De La Soul and Buena Vista Social Club and tracks from Donna Summer, The Doobie Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Charley Pride, William Bell and Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra. See the full list below.

“We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall of Fame in its 50th year,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement. “The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

The Grammy Hall salutes recordings that “that exhibit qualitative of historical significance” are are at least 25 years old. This year’s class ranges from the early 1920s to the late 1990s.

Along the way are Guns N’ Roses juggernaut 1987 debut album Appetite of Destruction, which kicked hair metal to the curb, spawned numerous iconic tracks including the chart-topping single “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and has sold more than 18 million units in the U.S. alone. Also honored is 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul, the platinum 1989 debut of De La Soul, featuring the R&B/dance smash “Me Myself and I.”

The other albums honored are Buena Vista Social Club, the eponymous 1997 debut set from the Cuban collective that was featured in the Oscar-nominated 2000 documentary of the same title, Hill’s 10 million-selling solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which made her the first woman to win five Grammys in a single year and featured the No. 1 singles “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

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The half-dozen songs enshrined today are Summer’s propulsive, risqué, Giorgio Moroder-produced disco smash “I Feel Love,” The Doobie Brothers’ 1979 No. 1 pop hit “What a Fool Believes,” Pride’s 1971 Grammy-winning country chart-topper “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’,” country-crossover singer Jackson’s first Top 40 hit “Let’s Have a Party,” William Bell’s 1961 debut Stax track “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra’s early 1920s jazz track “Ory’s Creole Trombone.”

Here are the 10 recordings named to the Grammy Hall of Fame this year:

3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul, 1989 album
Appetite for Destruction, Guns N’ Roses, 1987 album
Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club, 1997 album
“I Feel Love,” Donna Summer, 1977 single
“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’,” Charley Pride, 1971 single
“Let’s Have a Party,” Wanda Jackson, 1957 single
“Ory’s Creole Trombone,” Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, early 1920s song
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill, 1997 album
“What a Fool Believes,” The Doobie Brothers, 1979 single
“You Don’t Miss Your Water,” William Bell, 1961 single

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