13th April 2022

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Preserved in The National Recording Registry

“We are honoured ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been inducted into the National Recording Registry Class of 2022!” Queen

The National Recording Registry has inducted Queen and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for 2022.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

“The National Recording Registry reflects the diverse music and voices that have shaped our nation’s history and culture through recorded sound,” Hayden said. “The national library is proud to help preserve these recordings, and we welcome the public’s input. We received about 1,000 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry.”

The recordings selected for the National Recording Registry bring the number of titles on the registry to 600, representing a small portion of the national library’s vast recorded sound collection of nearly 4 million items.

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National Recording Registry, 2022 Selections  in chronological order

“Harlem Strut” — James P. Johnson (1921)
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Complete Presidential Speeches (1933-1945)
“Walking the Floor Over You” — Ernest Tubb (1941) (single)
“On a Note of Triumph” (May 8, 1945)
“Jesus Gave Me Water” — The Soul Stirrers (1950) (single)
“Ellington at Newport” — Duke Ellington (1956) (album)
“We Insist!  Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite” — Max Roach (1960) (album)
“The Christmas Song” — Nat King Cole (1961) (single)
“Tonight’s the Night” — The Shirelles (1961) (album)
 “Moon River” — Andy Williams (1962) (single)
 “In C” — Terry Riley (1968) (album)
 “It’s a Small World” — The Disneyland Boys Choir (1964) (single)
 “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” — The Four Tops (1966) (single)
 Hank Aaron’s 715th Career Home Run (April 8, 1974)
 “Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen (1975) (single)
 “Don’t Stop Believin’” — Journey (1981) (single)
 “Canciones de Mi Padre” — Linda Ronstadt (1987) (album)
 “Nick of Time” — Bonnie Raitt (1989) (album)
 “The Low End Theory” — A Tribe Called Quest (1991) (album)
 “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” — Wu-Tang Clan (1993) (album)
 “Buena Vista Social Club” (1997) (album)
 “Livin’ La Vida Loca” — Ricky Martin (1999) (single)
 “Songs in A Minor” — Alicia Keys (2001) (album)
 WNYC broadcasts for the day of 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001)
 “WTF with Marc Maron” (Guest: Robin Williams) (April 26, 2010)