Music

Songs from the Film

Just a note about song selections: It was incredibly hard to choose only this many songs. As you may have read in the New York Times and elsewhere, we went a little overboard with music in previous cuts. It got so bad that to include all the music we really wanted would have cost $500,000.

Joey says in the film, “There’s a lot of livin’ in those songs.” Like the Blues, the Ramones did live their music, so we felt compelled to choose the music that seemed that it came out of specific events in their lives.

As for other music: One piece of music that’s missing is “Anarchy In the UK” by the Sex Pistols. Unfortunately, they didn’t grant us permission to use their punk anthem because we were saying negative things about the Sex Pistols; in other words, we were exposing the truth that they DID NOT start punk rock. That seems to have hurt their feelings. We’re so sorry Mr. Rotten. We hope you’re not losing sleep.

So here’s a list of the songs:

“Blitzkrieg Bop”
Ramones

“Sugar Baby Love”
The Rubettes

“No Fun”
The Stooges

“Psychotic Reaction”
Count Five

“I’m Eighteen”
Alice Cooper

“Down on the Street”
The Stooges

“Looking for a Kiss”
New York Dolls

“Knife Edge”
E.L.P.

“Judy Is A Punk”
Ramones

“Nice To Be With You”
Gallery

“Venus”
Television

“California Sun”
Ramones (cover song)

“I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement”
Ramones

“Loud Mouth”
Ramones

“I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You”
Ramones

“Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World”
Ramones

“Beat On The Brat”
Ramones

“Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
Ramones

“53rd & 3rd”
Ramones

“Glad To See You Go”
Ramones

“You’re Gonna Kill That Girl”
Ramones

“I Wanna Be Well”
Ramones

“White Riot”
The Clash

“Sheena is a Punk Rocker”
Ramones

“Teenage Lobotomy”
Ramones

“Chinese Rock”
Ramones

“Heart of Glass”
Blondie

“Cretin Hop”
Ramones

“I Wanna Be Sedated”
Ramones

“Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio”
Ramones

“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School”
Ramones

“Danny Says”
Ramones

“I Want You Around”
Ramones

“KKK Took My Baby Away”
Ramones

“Wart Hog”
Ramones

“Mama’s Boy”
Ramones

“Psycho Therapy”
Ramones

“Funky Man”
Dee Dee King

“I Wanna Live”
Ramones

“We’re a Happy Family”
Ramones

“Pinhead”
Ramones

“Durango 95”
Ramones

“Commando”
Ramones