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Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds Springsteen, Beastie Boys & Pearl Jam Debuts, Songs Including ‘Y.M.C.A.’, ‘We Are The World’, ‘The Gambler’

Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds Springsteen, Beastie Boys & Pearl Jam Debuts, Songs Including ‘Y.M.C.A.’, ‘We Are The World’, ‘The Gambler’

The Recording Academy knows when to hold ’em, where it’s fun to stay and that there’s a choice we’re making. Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” and USA for Africa’s benefit single “We Are the World” are among the 29 songs and albums added to the Grammy Hall of Fame today.

Also making the cut are seven debut LPs: Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J., Pearl Jam’s Ten, Patti Smith’s Horses, Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill — the first rap disc to top Billboard 200 album chart — the Cars’ eponymous disc, John Mayall with Eric Clapton’s Blues Breakers and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s Texas Flood.

The Gammy Hall now includes 1,142 recordings. See this year’s full list below.

“We are proud to announce this year’s diverse roster of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees and

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