“it’s a small world” added to Library of Congress National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry has announced its song additions for the Class of 2022, and among the songs is the classic Disney earworm you can’t get out of your head,”the world is small.”

What is happening:

  • The Library of Congress Twitter account shared an excerpt from “It’s a Small World,” along with the following description:

“It’s a Small World” was first heard at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the theme of which was “Peace Through Understanding”. The route was then rebuilt at Disneylandthen recreated in other Disney parks around the world.

  • The song was written by legendary songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman and has been delighting families for nearly 60 years.
  • You can find versions of “it’s a small world” in every castle park in the world except Shanghai Disneyland.

  • Other songs included in the National Recording Registry Class of 2022 include:
    • “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey (1981)
    • “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen (1975)
    • “Living La Vida Loca” – Ricky Martin (1999)
  • Last year, “The Rainbow Connection” by The puppet movie has been added to the National Registry of Records.

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