Nirvana, Bowie, R.E.M. Songs Among Grammy Hall of Fame’s 2017 Inductees

Recordings by Nirvana, David Bowie, Prince, Elvis Presley, R.E.M. and N.W.A are among the 25 inductees headed to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Frans Schellekens/Redferns

Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” David Bowie‘s “Changes,” R.E.M.‘s “Losing My Religion,” Elvis Presley‘s “Jailhouse Rock” and Prince‘s Sign ‘O’ the Times are among the 25 recordings that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017.

N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton, the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around,” Jackson 5’s “ABC” and Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” are among the diverse group of inductees, which also includes TV themes (Lalo Schifrin’s “Mission Impossible), country (Merle Haggard’s Okie From Muskogee, Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make Your Love Me”) and early Sixties pop (Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” Dion’s “The Wanderer”).

According to Billboard, the criteria for Grammy Hall of Fame eligibility is that the recording must be at least 25 years old; both “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Losing My Religion”…