Every year, the Recording Academy chooses a select number of songs and albums to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, and this year’s class features some of classic rock’s biggest and most-influential tracks and LPs.
“How big,” you ask? Just check out this list:
-Aerosmith’s “Dream On”
-Queen’s A Night At The Opera
-David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”
-Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”
-Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys
-Leon Russell’s “A Song For You.”
Also included in the class is Nirvana’s Nevermind, Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” Johnny Cash’s Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel, The Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself,” Gladys Knight & The Pips’ “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me,” Parliament’s “Flash Light,” Andy Williams’ “Moon River” and Billy Paul’s “Me And Mrs. Jones.”
Basically, the 2018 GRAMMY Hall of Fame class is one of the best playlists ever. Not a weak link in the bunch!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.