Memorable songs by a number of well-known veteran artists, including Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Sly & the Family Stone and The Jackson 5, are among the 25 recordings that have been selected for induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017.
For the past 44 years, musical works that are considered of "qualitative or historical significance" are chosen for the Hall of Fame.
This year, among the recordings being honored are Stewart's signature 1971 smash "Maggie May," Bowie's enduring 1972 tune "Changes," Deep Purple's 1973 hard-rock anthem "Smoke on the Water," Nirvana's 1991 grunge classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit," R.E.M.'s Grammy-winning 1991 hit "Losing My Religion" and The Beach Boys' 1964 chart-topper "I Get Around."
To be eligible for consideration, songs and albums have to be at least 25 years old. Other inductees this year include Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie," Dion's "The Wanderer," Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," The Jackson 5's "ABC," Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and Prince's 1987 double album "Sign o' the Times."
The list of honorees are approved by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.