Grammy Hall of Fame's 2015 Inductees Released, So What Legendary Artists Were Commended?
Not much time has passed since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum released their official picks for 2015 musician inductees — as in, they did this morning — but, already, it seems we have a new list of legendary musicians being honored for their excellence in the music industry. According to EW, the Grammy Hall of Fame has released their list of 2015 inductees, which honors outstanding music recordings in music history.
So, who made the list this year? Since the Grammy Hall of Fame specifically honors recordings — aka, albums and songs — 25 years after their release, rather than artists like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, it's actually a much lengthier list, including a total of 27 songs and albums, including classics from Bob Dylan and ABBA.
While every honoree is definitely legendary in its own way, and it's great to see these classics get even more recognition for their excellence, even decades after their release. Plus, "Dancing Queen" by ABBA? Just try to tell me you don't still know every single word to that song, because when you were younger, all you wanted was to be a "dancing queen" when you were 17 — whatever that means.
Here's the full list, via EW :
Autobahn (1974), Kraftwerk“Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962), The Four SeasonsBlood on the Tracks (1975), Bob DylanThe Bridge (1962), Sonny RollinsCalypso (1956), Harry Belafonte“Dancing Queen” (1976), ABBAHarvest (1972), Neil Young“Honky Tonkin” (1947), Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys“I Fought the Law” (1965), Bobby Fuller Four“Jitterbug Waltz” (1942), “Fats” Waller, His Rhythm and His OrchestraJohn Prine (1971), John Prine“Le Freak” (1978), ChicNever Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977), Sex PistolsNick of Time (1989), Bonnie Raitt“Rescue Me” (1965), Fontella Bass“San Antonio Rose” (1939), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys“School’s Out” (1972), Alice CooperThe Shape of Jazz to Come (1959), Ornette Coleman“Sixty Minute Man” (1951), The DominoesSongs of Leonard Cohen (1967), Leonard CohenStand! (1969), Sly and the Family StoneStardust (1978), Willie Nelson“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1909), Fisk Jubilee Singers“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1926), Paul Robeson“Tell It Like It Is” (1966), Aaron Neville“Try a Little Tenderness” (1966), Otis Redding“Walk on the Wild Side” (1972), Lou Reed