Monday, September 10, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #77 - "Rockaway Beach" (1977)

I'd hate to have to choose just one, but if someone put a gun to my head and asked me to pick my favorite Ramones song, it would probably be this one.  Then again, it could also be "Sheena is a Punk Rocker," or "I Wanna Be Sedated."

But "Rockaway Beach" seems to fit best with the summer theme.  I remember reading somewhere, but I can't swear that it's true, that Rockaway Beach is the only beach in America where you have to ride the subway to get there.  In any event, it's a classic song, good enough that I used it as the opener of my "7-song perfect playlist" which made me a radio star for all of 26 minutes earlier this summer.

The Ramones, "Rockaway Beach," from the summer of 1977.


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