Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones is often played in my house to start the weekend with some kickass punk rock. I like The Ramones way to play very simple but really fast punk rock – they do not make it complicated but do what they do best. I have read somewhere that they did not renew themselves in their later years – I agree, but honestly who cares? Listen to their debut single Blitzkrieg Bop and the iconic lyric intro “Hey! Ho! Lets go!” and you are sold to the Ramones universe. And making catchy one-liners and remarkable guitar riffs is what make The Ramones so fantastic to me.
Blitzkrieg Bop is the debut single and can be found on the album just named Ramones. If you want to know how ponk rock started this is the place to explore!
Highest chart position: None – but the song is often named as very influential by rock critics. Some critics even hold that Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones is the punk rock breakthrough.