Tommy Ramone (from Hey! Ho! Let's Go! The Ramones Anthology by David Fricke): "I wrote 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' because we had all these other songs with 'I Don't Wanna' - 'I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You,' 'I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement.' The only other positive song we had was 'Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue.'
One thing we all had in common was we were frustrated. We escaped from our anger with humor. A lot of that came from Dee Dee's sensibility, this Dada sensibility that got squeezed into 'I Don't Wanna.'"
There were some unusual instruments used on this song, including 12-string guitars, tubular bells and a glockenspiel. Studio musicians were brought in to play them.
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A track from the first Ramones album, this was their second single, following "Blitzkrieg Bop." Like "I Remember You," it's a love song, just a very straightforward one.
Per Gessle of Roxette recorded this for the 2001 Ramones tribute album The Song Ramones the Same. Released as a single in his native Sweden, the song made #44.
Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI saw mention of a twelve-string guitar used in this song. Could that be why the guitars have such a chiming/jingling sound?
Rodrigo from Somewhere In, --It has a really catching melody and Joey's voice is greattt
Joe from Chicago, Arthis song is awesome..........sure even though i am a huge ramones fan i might point out that the lyrics are a little bit lame..........but it's such an addicting and catchy song i just have to love it. Plus it shows that you don't have to be angry and swear in every one of your songs to be punk.
Christina from Arnold, MdIf Joey ever dedicated this to me, I would gladly be his girlfriend.
Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.