Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic,' Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' Archived in Library of Congress
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Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic,' Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' Archived in Library of Congress

This week, the National Recording Registry announced that Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” will be archived in the Library of Congress.

According to Rolling Stone, the Compton music mogul‘s debut album is one of 25 recordings deemed “worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.”

“The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, said in a statement.

Other records include Whitney Houston’s Grammy Award-winning single, “I Will Always Love You,” Selena’s 1990 LP “Ven Conmigo,” Tina Turner’s 1984 album “Private Dancer,” and Village People’s disco hit, “Y.M.C.A.”

Songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” have also been inducted.

“We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the registry. As genres and formats continue to expand, the Library of Congress is committed to working with our many partners to preserve the sounds that have touched our hearts and shaped our culture,” Hayden said.

See the full list of the 2019 National Recording Registry via Rolling Stone below:

1. Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – “Whispering” (1920)
2. Raoul Romito – “Protesta per Sacco e Vanzetti”; Compagnia Columbia – “Sacco e Vanzetti” (1927)
3. Narciso Martinez and Santiago Almeida – “La Chicharronera” (1936)
4. “Arch Oboler’s Plays” episode “The Bathysphere.” (1939)
5. Memphis Minnie – “Me and My Chauffeur Blues” (1941)
6. The 1951 National League tiebreaker: New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers — Russ Hodges, announcer (1951)
7. Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Angelo Mercuriali, Tito Gobbi, Melchiorre Luise, Dario Caselli, Victor de Sabata – Puccini’s “Tosca” (1953)
8. Allan Sherman – “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” (1963)
9. WGBH broadcast of the Boston Symphony on the day of the John F. Kennedy assassination (1963)
10. “Fiddler on the Roof” (Original Broadway cast) (1964)
11. Eddy Arnold – “Make the World Go Away” (1965)
12. Hiromi Lorraine Sakata Collection of Afghan Traditional Music (1966-67; 1971-73)
13. Glen Campbell – “Wichita Lineman” (1968)
14. Dusty Springfield – “Dusty in Memphis” (1969)
15. Fred Rogers – “Mister Rogers Sings 21 Favorite Songs From “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (1973)
16. Cheap Trick – “Cheap Trick at Budokan” (1978)
17. Frederick Fennell and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds – Holst: Suite No. 1 in E-Flat, Suite No. 2 in F / Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks / Bach: Fantasia in G (1978)
18. Village People – “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
19. Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor – Hildegard von Bingen: “A Feather on the Breath of God” (1982)
20. Tina Turner – “Private Dancer” (1984)
21. Selena – “Ven Conmigo” (1990)
22. Dr. Dre – “The Chronic” (1992)
23. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
24. Maria Schneider Orchestra – “Concert in the Garden” (2004)
25. Colin Currie – “Percussion Concerto” (2008)