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"I Feel Love," one of the disco-era hits of the late Boston-bred diva Donna Summer, is one of 25 sounds saved by the Library of Congress. "Purple Rain" by Prince, "Green Onions" by Booker T and the M.G.'s, " and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio are also among the 2011 National Recording Registry inductees.
"America’s sound heritage is an important part of the nation’s history and culture and this year’s selections reflect the diversity and creativity of the American experience," Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a press release. "These songs, words and natural sounds must be preserved for future generations."
Check out some of the songs below and view the full list here.
Vince Guaraldi Trio "Christmas Time is Here" from the album "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Booker T & the M.G.'s "Green Onions"
Sugarhill Gang "Rapper's Delight"
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