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Madonna, Mariah, Eurythmics & More Make It Into The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has selected “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, Madonna’s best-selling sophomore album “Like a Virgin,” Daddy Yankee’s thumping reggaeton anthem “Gasolina,” and the Super Mario Bros. theme song as this year’s additions.

Carla Hayden from the Librarian of Congress said on Wednesday (April 12) that 25 recordings made the list this year. They include “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver.

There have been 625 titles added to the list from 1908 to 2012. The national library has over four million recordings and accepts songs and albums that are at least 10 years old and are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Queen Latifah’s album, “All Hail The Queen,” was added, making her the first female rapper to have records on the registry, and Mariah’s Christmas anthem is the first song from the singer to be added.

Which current song do you think will be added to the National Recording Registry one day?