The National Recording Registry has announced a new collection of inductees to the Library of Congress, and it looks like “I Will Survive” will keep on surviving.
“‘I Will Survive’ is my mantra, the core of my God-given purpose,’” Gaynor said in a statement. “It is my privilege and honor to use it to inspire people around the world of every nationality, race, creed, color and age group to join me as I sing and live the words: ‘I Will Survive.’”
Gloria Gaynor’s disco number among 25 other album additions including John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Metallica’s Master of Puppets and The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go will round out this year’s music alumni’s. Nominations for this year’s additions came from public submissions and the National Recording Preservation Board, which is currently taking ideas for next year online, and require the recordings to be at least 10 years old.
“This collection … helps safeguard the record of what we’ve done and who we are,” said Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao in a statement.
See the full list at the Library of Congress website, and cast your vote for the coming year.