By Dylan Kickham
March 23, 2016 at 06:20 PM EDT
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The Library of Congress has announced which songs and albums it has selected to preserve within its National Recording Registry for 2016. Among the 25 honorees are recordings by Billy Joel, Metallica, John Coltrane, Gloria Gaynor, and The Supremes.

Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to preserve in the National Recording Registry, according to the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The selected recordings must also be at least 10 years old. This year’s inductees span the 20th century, with particular attention given to the ’60s and ’70s.

The selected songs include Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” and The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go,” among others. The Library also inducted full albums, such as Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Santana’s Abraxas, the original soundtrack from A Streetcar Named Desire, and George Carlin’s comedy album Class Clown.

With these latest additions, the National Recording Registry now contains 450 preserved recordings. See the full list of recordings inducted in 2016 below.

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart” — Columbia Quartette (The Peerless Quartet) (1911)

“Wild Cat Blues” — Clarence Williams’ Blue Five (1923)

“Statesboro Blues” — Blind Willie McTell (1928)

“Bonaparte’s Retreat” — W.H. Stepp (1937)

Vic and Sade — Episode: “Decoration Day” (June 4, 1937)

Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 — Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter (1938)

Carousel of American Music — George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Arthur Freed, Shelton Brooks, Hoagy Carmichael, others (Sept. 24, 1940)

The Marshall Plan Speech — George C. Marshall (June 5, 1947)

Destination Freedom — Episodes “A Garage in Gainesville” and “Execution Awaited” (Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 1949)

Original soundtrack from A Streetcar Named Desire — Alex North, composer (1951)

“Cry Me a River” — Julie London (1955)

“Mack the Knife” (singles) — Louis Armstrong (1956) and Bobby Darin (1959)

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game, Fourth-Quarter Coverage (Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks) — Bill Campbell, announcer (March 2, 1962)

“A Love Supreme” — John Coltrane (1964)

It’s My Way — Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964)

“Where Did Our Love Go” (single) — The Supremes (1964)

“People Get Ready” (single) — The Impressions (1965)

“Mama Tried” (single) — Merle Haggard (1968)

Abraxas — Santana (1970)

Class Clown — George Carlin (1972)

Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios — The Beaux Arts Trio (1972)

“Piano Man” (single) — Billy Joel (1973)

Bogalusa Boogie — Clifton Chenier (1976)

“I Will Survive” (single) — Gloria Gaynor (1978)

Master of Puppets — Metallica (1986)

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