Outsider

Album: Subterranean Jungle (1983)

Songfacts®:

  • Written by bass player Dee Dee Ramone, this song is about being on the fringes of society, a place the group inhabited. In 1983, while many rock bands were adding synthesizers and updating their images for MTV, the Ramones stayed true to form on their seventh album, Subterranean Jungle. This and the other tracks on the album didn't move the needle on the charts, but critics and core fans were delighted.
  • Green Day recorded this in 2002 for the movie The New Guy. Their version was included on The Ramones tribute album We're A Happy Family and on their compilation Shenanigans. In the movie, it was used in a scene where fans charge a stadium dressed like characters from Braveheart. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rachel - Waurika, OK

Comments: 3

  • Pippa from Haverfordwest, United KingdomI love both bands, but the Green Day version of Outsider is nowhere near as good as the original.
  • Joe from Chicago, Arman, green day sucks...... whatever though... this is still a great ramones song.
  • Tanner from Pleasant View, Utilove this song because when it was written the ramones really were outsiders
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