(AP) - The Recording Academy has decided "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang, the soundtrack to the "Woodstock" movie and U2's "The Joshua Tree" album are important enough to be saved forever.

Those works are among several that will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame, which preserves recordings of qualitative or historical significance. Among the albums that will be preserved include Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush," George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass," Chicago's "Chicago Transit Authority" and Kris Kristofferson's "Kristofferson."

Singles that will be preserved include Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," the Run-DMC version of "Walk This Way," The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk," War's "Low Rider," "Jolene" by Dolly Parton and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas.