Recordings by Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

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Some memorable songs and albums by veteran rock artists are among the 2019 class of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees, including recordings by Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and The Troggs.

Each year, a Recording Academy committee chooses select works to be inducted, as part of its "commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings."

The songs being honored include Aerosmith's 1975 hit "Walk This Way," The Troggs' 1966 classic "Wild Thing," Link Wray's influential 1958 instrumental "Rumble" and Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen's often-covered 1984 song "Hallelujah."

Albums being inducted include Petty's smash 1989 solo album Full Moon Fever and Jackson Browne's 1972 self-titled debut.

Overall, 25 recordings are being inducted, raising the total number of Grammy Hall of Fame recordings to 1,088.

"The Grammy Hall of Fame is proud to be a pillar of musical excellence and diversity year after year, honoring some of the most iconic recordings of all time," says Neil Portnow, the Recording Academy's president and CEO.

"We are proud to acknowledge the ever-changing landscape and evolution of musical expression for which the Academy has become known. We're honored to add these masterpieces to our growing catalog and are delighted to celebrate the impact they've had on our musical, social, and cultural history."

Here's a full list of 2019 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" (single) -- Edward Meeker with The Edison Orchestra (1908)

"St. Louis Blues" (single) -- W.C. Handy (1914)

"La Bamba" (single) -- El Jarocho (1939)

"Ko Ko" (single) -- Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys (1945)

"Tenderly" (single) -- Sarah Vaughan (1947)

"Tenor Madness" (track) -- Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane (1956)

"I'm Walkin'" (single) -- Fats Domino (1957)

'Round About Midnight (album) -- Miles Davis (1957)

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (single) -- Brenda Lee (1958)

"Rumble" (single) -- Link Wray & His Ray Men (1958)

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (single) -- The Platters (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (album) -- Ella Fitzgerald (1959)

"Wild Thing" (single) -- The Troggs (1966)

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (album) -- Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

"Pata Pata" (single) -- Miriam Makeba (1967)

"Harper Valley P.T.A" (single) -- Jeannie C. Riley (1968)

"To Be Young, Gifted and Black" (single) -- Nina Simone (1969)

"Coat of Many Colors" (single) -- Dolly Parton (1971)

Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (album) -- Leonard Bernstein (1971)

Jackson Browne (album) -- Jackson Browne (1972)

"Move On Up" (single) -- Curtis Mayfield (1972)

"Walk This Way" (single) -- Aerosmith (1975)

Jaco Pastorius (album) -- Jaco Pastorius (1976)

"Hallelujah" (single) -- Leonard Cohen (1984)

Full Moon Fever (album) -- Tom Petty (1989)

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