The 10 Best Ramones Songs

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Strange as it sounds, the Ramones actually hurt themselves by arriving on the scene too good. Already fully formed, their 1976 debut The Ramones was the perfect sound for their street punk aesthetic. So when you arrive on the scene with a near perfect approach of what you do, where do you go from there? Similar to the Strokes, they released two more dominant albums in the same style in Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin and a decent one in Left Home, but then hit a wall where you had fully explored their style and formula. That being said, they drew up the blue print for punk music and took well-traveled pop sounds to a new and thrilling speeds. In honor of Tommy Ramone’s recent passing (the drummer and producer of the band and the last living Ramone), we give you our 10 favorite Ramones songs.
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