Song chart Grammy Hall of Fame
The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance". A list of recordings awarded this title appear at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Hall_of_Fam e_Award. The year noted in the entry is the year on which the song won the award. The chart here shows the years when the songs were released.
One of the users pointed out that some entries listed on the Grammy website are missing from the Wikipedia page. This data has been extended with the information from www.grammy.com/. The years up to 2011 have been loaded here.
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Nine artists have been awarded five or more times:
Only one song has been given more than two awards (by different artists), that is Stardust with the versions by Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong and Artie Shaw having been honoured. The following songs have had two different versions awarded:
The rules of the award insist that songs can only be inducted more that 25 years after they were a hit. The following songs were inducted after 26 years.
Two songs were awarded more than 100 years after being hits, "Yankee Doodle (Song)" and "Give My Regards to Broadway" both by Billy Murray.
Here is a plot showing the delays before awards are given:
The majority of the entries are classified as "Single" by Grammy, 11 of them are classified as "Track".
The most common genre is "Traditional Pop" with 95 awards.
The following record labels have 5 or more entries each.