2005 National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board adds 50 recordings to its registry, including Sonic Youth. Previously: 2004, 2003.


• “Anthology of American Folk Music,” edited by Harry Smith, 1952

• “Blueberry Hill,” Fats Domino, 1956

• “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957

• “That’ll Be the Day,” Buddy Holly, 1957

• “Dancing in the Street,” Martha and the Vandellas, 1964

• “Are You Experienced?” Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967

• “We’re Only in It for the Money,” Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, 1968

• “Switched-On Bach,” Wendy Carlos, 1968

• “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron, 1970

• “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1972

• “Songs in the Key of Life,” Stevie Wonder, 1976

• “Daydream Nation,” Sonic Youth, 1988

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