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Blondie track joins Grammy Hall of Fame

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Image caption Blondie's Heart of Glass helped pushed the band into mainstream popularity.

Music by Blondie, Fleetwood Mac and Grateful Dead are among 26 new titles to be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The annual inductees to the Hall of Fame includes both singles and album recordings, all of which must be at least 25 years old.

The recordings are chosen for their "historical and cultural significance".

Blondie's Heart of Glass, Joan Jett's I Love Rock 'n' Roll and Little Eva's The Loco-Motion are some of the popular tunes chosen to join the 2016 roster.

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Image caption The Grateful Dead celebrated their 50th anniversary this year with their final tour.

Among the albums are Fleetwood Mac's eponymous 1975 album, Grateful Dead's American Beauty and Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes.

Albums by jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Fats Domino also make the list of titles joining the class of 2016, as selected by the Recording Academy, hosts of the annual Grammy Awards.

"Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance," said Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in a statement.

"These works have influenced and inspired music fans for generations and we are proud to induct them into our catalogue of distinguished recordings."

2016 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees

AMERICAN BEAUTY, Grateful Dead

THE BASEMENT TAPES, Bob Dylan and the Band

BOOM BOOM, John Lee Hooker

CELEBRATION, Kool & the Gang

"COLD SWEAT—PART 1", James Brown and the Famous Flames

THE DARK END OF THE STREET, James Carr

"DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME)", Andrews Sisters

ELLA AND LOUIS, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

THE FAT MAN, Fats Domino

FIRST TAKE, Roberta Flack

FLEETWOOD MAC, Fleetwood Mac

FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY, The O'Jays

HEART OF GLASS, Blondie

I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

THE LOCO-MOTION, Little Eva

LUSH LIFE, John Coltrane

MARGARITAVILLE, Jimmy Buffett

MILES SMILES, Miles Davis Quintet

PRETENDERS, The Pretenders

RANDY NEWMAN, Randy Newman

ROCK ISLAND LINE, Lead Belly

SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER, Sir Douglas Quintet

SHE'S NOT THERE, The Zombies

THIS TRAIN, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

(WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO) BLACK AND BLUE, Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, Joe Cocker

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