"Blitzkrieg Bop" is a song by the punk rock group the Ramones. It appeared as their very first single released in November 1975 in the U.S. and July 1976 in the U.K.. A different version (which eventually became the most popular one) appeared on their first album.
The song was mainly written by Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, and is based on a simple three-chord pattern. "Blitzkrieg Bop" opens with the chant "Hey! Ho! Lets go!". The song is popular at sporting events, especially baseball games, where "Hey! Ho! Let's go!" is sometimes shouted as a rallying cry, usually for the home team.
"Blitzkrieg Bop" is number 92 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 31 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
The song has been covered by various artists including studio versions by Rob Zombie, The Beautiful South and Screeching Weasel.
This song has been featured in numerous venues across the spectrum of popular culture, including—but not limited to—the following:
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"Don't Go Away" is a song by British rock group Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. The song was released as a single only in Japan, and reached #48 on the that country's Oricon chart.
The song, according to Noel, is about losing someone close and it was written when his mother, Peggy, was hospitalised and suspected of having cancer. His mother did not have cancer, but the experience gave Noel the idea to write something "quite bleak." It has also been claimed that rhythm guitarist Bonehead requested Noel write a song along those lines after the death of his own mother. The line "Cold and Frosty Morning" appears to have been lifted from the Kinks' "Dead End Street".
Liam Gallagher claims to have cried whilst recording the song, as a result of dwelling on "a certain thing". He said, in a 1997 interview, "I just thought 'fuck that, I can't be singing this song' and I had to go away and sort meself out". Listening back to the song he admits to being very proud of his vocal performance.
The cover of the single features the old Liverpool Speke Airport building. The airport is famous as the scene thousands of hysterical fans greeting The Beatles on their return to Liverpool at the height of Beatlemania. Derelict at the time, it has now been turned into an exclusive hotel managed by Marriott. (Incidentally, the city's new airport was named after late Beatle, John Lennon, in 2004).
The live version of "Cigarettes & Alcohol" was recorded 14 December 1997 at the G-MEX Exhibition Centre in Oasis' home town of Manchester.
"Sad Song" originally appeared as a bonus track on the vinyl release of the first Oasis album, Definitely Maybe. It also appeared on the Japanese CD edition of Definitely Maybe.
The 'Warchild' version of "Fade Away" is from the 'HELP' album recorded in September 1995. It features Noel on vocals, and guests Johnny Depp on guitar, Kate Moss on tambourine and Lisa Moorish on backing vocals. All proceeds from that track went to Warchild Charities.
The song is also notable for being part of Oasis' two-song set on Saturday Night Live on October 18, 1997. It was included in the Saturday Night Live In The '90s special aired originally on May 6, 2007.
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"Superman" is a song by the rapper Eminem (along with Dina Rae), released in 2003 as a single in the U.S. only. It was from his worldwide hit album, The Eminem Show, which was released in 2002. The song is about the rocky relationships and promiscuous nature of the girls Eminem has had in his life and how he plans to deal with it.
The music video for the song can only be found on the 8 Mile DVD. It features porn star Gina Lynn in the nude in an unedited version of the video.
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