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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: A detail of the Latin Grammy Awards in the press room at the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on November 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

Every year, the Recording Academy chooses a select number of songs and albums to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, and this year’s class features some of rock’s biggest and most-influential tracks and LPs.

“How big,” you ask?  Just check out this list:

Nirvana’s Nevermind
Aerosmith’s “Dream On”
Queen’s A Night At The Opera
David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”
Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”
Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys

Also included in the class is Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” Johnny Cash’s Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel, The Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself,” Gladys Knight & The Pips’ “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me,” Parliament’s “Flash Light,” Andy Williams’ “Moon River,” Billy Paul’s “Me And Mrs. Jones” and Leon Russell’s “A Song For You.”

Basically, the 2018 GRAMMY Hall of Fame class is one of the best playlists ever.  Not a weak link in the bunch!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.