Favorite Ramones Song – Readers Poll
It’s been 11 years since legendary frontman Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma. Joey’s death remains one of the most heartbreaking losses in rock history, as the life of the crooning punk rocker has continued to inspire generations of rockers from every part of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum.
Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy formed the Ramones in 1974, quickly becoming the pioneers for a new genre of fast and unrelenting rock. The group’s first, self-titled record remains a cornerstone of punk’s foundation and was ranked No. 33 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums of All Time list.
The Ramones blazed on for 22 years, and despite internal conflict within the band, recorded 14 studio albums such as the classics ‘Rocket to Russia,’ Road to Ruin,’ ‘End of the Century’ and many more. As one of the true “road dog” bands of our time, the Ramones played 2263 shows during their career before finally disbanding in 1996.
Joey Ramone’s 61st birthday would have been this past Saturday, May 19, and tomorrow will mark the release of ‘…Ya Know,’ a compilation of lost recordings Joey made during the last 15 years of his life. To mark the two occasions, we want to know which Ramones song of the 10 classic tracks below is your all-time favorite. Vote in the poll below.