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Friday, 5 August 2011

Joan Jet And The Blackhearts - I Love Rock And Roll

'I Love Rock 'n Roll' is a rock song written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of Arrows.

The song was originally recorded and released by the Arrows in 1975 on RAK Records, with lead vocals by Alan Merrill and produced by Mickie Most.

In an interview with Songfacts, Merrill said he wrote it as "a knee-jerk response to The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)'."

This version was first released as a B-side, but was soon re-recorded and flipped to A-side status on a subsequent pressing of the record. Although not a chart hit in its original version as a result of non-existent promotion by the band's label, the song has come to worldwide prominence due to very successful cover versions that have been recorded.

Joan Jett saw the Arrows perform 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' on their weekly television series Arrows when she was touring England with The Runaways in 1976. She first recorded the song in 1979 with two of the Sex Pistols: Steve Jones and Paul Cook. This first version was not released until 1993 in Flashback.

In 1981, Jett re-recorded the song, this time with her band, The Blackhearts. This recording became a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single for seven weeks, effectively launching Jett's solo career. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing One million units sold.

This success propelled Jett's I Love Rock 'n Roll album to number two on the Billboard 200.

Joan Jett's version was ranked number 89 in the list 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of Rolling Stone

In the UK the single reached number 4 in the Singles Chart.

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Original Video
1993 Video Version
Single Version
Love Is Pain - B-Side


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