I Love Rock n Roll
Who wrote "I Love Rock n Roll"? - Joan Jett, of course.
A dialogue like that you can hear quite often. Unfortuantely it's not correct. Joan Jett had a big success with this song (7 weeks No.1 in the US), but she has not written the song. The Arrows, a British Rockband out of the 70s, already published "I Love Rock n Roll" in 1975 - but only as B-Side of a Single. Nevertheless, both versions don't differ very much in the music. Joan Jett just changed the lyrics, so that the text fits better to her female voice. So it is quite amazing that The Arrows didn't have more success with this great song.
I like the version by The Arrows and because I'm always rather on the side of forgotten originals, I vote for The Arrows.
- Michael Müller, Hamburg, Deutschland, 09.10.2005
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Further information about song and bands:
|I Love Rock n Roll
||Splendid Magazine reviews the song and The Arrows. A whole page dedicated to the song you can find here.
|News, biography, discography, pictures, lyrics and even guitar tabs and much more. Really a great site for Joan Jett fans!
|Discography, Arrows comics, posters, and funny pictures from old magazines. I really enjoyed browsing through this site.
Comments about I Love Rock n Roll:
|Would love to have preferred lost original, but Joan Jett put WAY more balls into it and has a sense of fun the first version lacks. |
- Michael, Oxford, England, 08.05.2006
|Jone Jett has by far the better Song the public agrees|
- smart, nowheres ville, Other, 24.04.2006
|No contest! The first cut is the deepest! Arrows Rocked!|
- Andicat, Someplace, England, 25.10.2005