Ramones Top 10 Songs

Best Ramones Songs Top 10 All-Time

 

 
The Ramones are an American punk rock band originally from New York City. The Ramones influenced the punk rock movement in the U.S.A. and more notably in the U.K.

Ramones Top 10 Songs

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Interesting to know that all of the band members took on names with the surname “Ramone”, although none of them were related.

The Ramones consisted of:

  • Joey Ramone (real name Jeffrey Hyman – vocals)
  • Johnny Ramone (real name John Cummings – guitar)
  • Dee Dee Ramone (real name Douglas Glenn Colvin – bass guitar)
  • Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi – drums)

The band started in 1974 and performed their final concert in 1996.  In 2002, the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Another award of note is the band was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

The punk rock music genre developed between 1974 and 1976. Punk bands thwarted mainstream radio. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Other original punk bands included Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Damned in London.

Best Ramones Songs List

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Ramones song list curated by Matthew Campbell

10. Baby, I Love You
Released in 1980
On Album End of the Century
The song was originally released in 1963 by The Ronettes.

When you kiss me I just gotta
Kiss me I just gotta
Kiss me I just gotta say
Baby, I love you


9. I Don’t Want to Grow Up
Released in 1995
On Album Adios Amigos

Seems that folks turn into things
That they never want
The only thing to live for is today


8. Do You Wanna Dance
Released in 1977
On Album Rocket to Russia
The song was originally released in 1958 by Bobby Freeman.

Well, do you wanna dance under the moonlight?
Squeeze me baby all through the night


7. Rockaway Beach
Released in 1977
On Album Rocket to Russia

The sun is out and I want some
It’s not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach


6. Pet Sematary
Released in 1989
On Album Brain Drain

I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life again


 

5. Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Released in 1979
On Album Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and End of the Century

I hate the teachers and the principal
Don’t wanna be taught to be no fool
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school


4. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
Released in 1977
On Album Rocket to Russia

Well New York City really has it all
Oh yeah, oh yeah.
Sheena is a punk rocker


3. California Sun
Released in 1977
On Album Leave Home
The song was originally released in 1961 by Joe Jones.

They sin and I’ll sin They fly and I’ll fly
Where they’re out there having fun in the warm California sun


2. Blitzkrieg Bop
Released in 1976
On Album Ramones

They’re generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The blitzkrieg bop


1. I Wanna Be Sedated
Released in 1979
On Album Road to Ruin

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated


 

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Ramones Highest-Charting Songs – U.K.

  • #8 Baby, I Love You, 1980
  • #22 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, 1977
  • #36 Swallow My Pride, 1977
  • #39 Don’t Come Close, 1978
  • #54 Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?, 1980
  • #67 Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, 1979
  • #69 Somebody Put Something in My Drink, 1986
  • #69 Poison Heart, 1982
  • #81 Bonzo Goes to Bitburg, 1985
  • #85 Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La), 1984
  • #85 A Real Cool Time, 1987
  • #98 Crummy Stuff, 1986

 


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