The Temptations,Fleetwood Mac,Chic,And More Go Into The National Registry!!

      Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma, Groucho Marx, Run-DMC and The Ink Spots also are represented among Library of Congress inductees this year.   Signature songs from Tony Bennett, Bill Haley & His Comets, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, Arlo Guthrie and Chic and iconic albums from Fleetwood Mac, Run-DMC and Groucho Marx have been selected by the National Recording Registry to be preserved, it was announced Wednesday.  The Library of Congress' Registry each year honors 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" recordings, and among the aural treasures making the cut this time around are the soundtrack of The Sound of Music (1965); The Ink Spots' "If I Didn't Care," one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, from 1939; Kenny Loggins' 1984 colossal hit "Footloose"; and Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine's sweeping 1987 single "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You."  The recordings in the Registry now number 500, and it seems hard to believe that Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" from 1962; Haley's 1954 rock 'n' roll standard "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock"; The Temptations' lovely 1964 chart-topper "My Girl"; Rogers' trademark 1978 hit "The Gambler"; Guthrie's 1967 anti-war classic "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"; and Chic's 1978 disco sensation "Le Freak" had been missing until now.  "I'm totally overwhelmed by 'My Girl' receiving such an honor," Smokey Robinson, who co-wrote and co-produced the Motown staple with fellow Miracle Ronald White, said in a statement. "As a songwriter, it has become my international anthem. People in countries where English is not the primary language know and sing 'My Girl' when I perform it."
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