The massive success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie has gotten the attention of the Fed as they will honor the original Super Mario Bros. theme.
The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has posted their annual list of 25 recordings that will be added to their archival list.
In the new candidates being added to their archives is none other than Koji Kondo’s iconic Super Mario Bros. theme, from 1986. You know, that theme you can hum without even thinking about:
“Having this music preserved alongside so many other classic songs is such a great honor,” Kondo said to the Library of Congress. “It’s actually a little bit difficult to believe.”
The other honorees run the range of genres from the very first mariachi music to be recorded to rapper Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina.” Other additions include Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is airing in theaters right now. In case you missed it – find our thorough and spoiler-free review on the movie here.