I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett
Born: 22 September 1958, Pennsylvania, USA
American

Joan Marie Larkin, better known as Joan Jett, is a rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and actress. She is best known for her work fronting the band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and for founding and performing with the Runaways. Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range and has been an icon of feminism throughout her career.

Joan Jett saw ‘I love Rock ’n’ Roll performed by the Arrows while touring in England in 1976. She first recorded the song with Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols in 1979 as a B-side to You Don’t Own Me. In 1981 she re-recorded the song with Blackhearts and it hit number-one on the Billboard Hot-100 for seven weeks.

Lyrics by Jake Hooker/ Alan Merrill

I saw him dancing there by the record machine
I knew he must have been about 17
The beat was going strong, playing my favourite song
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me
Yeah with me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till he was with me
Yeah with me

Singin’ I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox baby
I love rock and roll
So come on take some time and dance with me

OWWW

He smiled so I got up and asked for his name
but that don’t matter he said cuz it’s all the same
I said can I take ya home, where we can be alone
And next we’re moving on and he was with me
Yeah me
And next we’re moving on and he was with me
Yeah me

Singin’ I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox baby
I love rock and roll
So come on take some time and dance with me

I said can I take ya home where we can be alone
Next we’re moving on and he was with me
Yeah me
and we’ll be moving on and singing that same old song
Yeah with me

Singin’ I love rock and roll
So put another dime in the jukebox baby
I love rock and roll
So come on take some time and dance with me

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