Classic songs by Queen, Journey are among those inducted into Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry


Classic rock songs by Queen and Journey are among the 25 recordings that have been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for 2022. 25 recordings are chosen eachyear for induction into the National Recording Registry, based on their “cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.”

This year’s list includes Journey’s 1981 power ballad “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Queen’s 1975 anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Former Journey frontman Steve Perry, who co-wrote “Don’t Stop Believin,’” said, “That song, over the years, has become something that has a life of its own. It’s about the people who’ve embraced it and found the lyrics to be something they can relate to and hold onto and sing.”

Other recordings in the rock genre chosen for the registry include Bonnie Raitt‘s Grammy-winning 1989 comeback album Nick of Time and Linda Ronstadt‘s 1987 album of traditional Mexican music, Canciones de Mi Padre.

For the full list of recordings selected for the National Recording Registry in 2022, click here.

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