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“Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways

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“Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways

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“Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways


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    “Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways is a punk rock song.

    Song Title: Cherry Bomb
    Artist: the Runaways
    Album: The Runaways
    Genre: rock, punk rock, hard rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1976 Joan Jett, Kim Fowley
    Lead Vocals: Cherie Currie
    Backing Vocals: Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox, Sandy West
    Lead Guitar: Lita Ford
    Rhythm Guitar: Joan Jett
    Bass Guitar: Jackie Fox (multiple sources, including Cherie Currie, claim Nigel Harrison played bass on the recording)
    Drums: Sandy West
    Producer: Kim Fowley
    Released: 1976
    B-side: Blackmail
    Label: Phonogram
    Number of listens: 11564
    Current rank: 2205 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2205 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)


    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Cherry Bomb” is a 1976 punk-influenced hard rock song by the all-girl band The Runaways off of their self-titled debut album. It is widely regarded by many as the band’s signature song. “Cherry Bomb” was also ranked 52nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Singer/guitarist Joan Jett composed the song with the band’s then-manager, Kim Fowley, and would later go on to re-record it with her band The Blackhearts for the 1984 album Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth. Cherie Currie also re-recorded “Cherry Bomb” with her identical twin sister, Marie on their 1997 re-released version of the album Messin’ with the Boys. In the 2005 documentary Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, Fowley and former Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie claimed that “Cherry Bomb” was quickly written just for Currie to audition for the band, because the band members could not perform the song she originally chose to sing. The Runaways’ song “Cherry Bomb” charted number 1 on Japan charts. The song charted number 106 on US charts. The Runaways’ version of “Cherry Bomb” was used in the TV film Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976) as well as the cult classic film Dazed and Confused (1993), and was featured on the latter film’s soundtrack album. The song also appears in the 1992 Highlander: The Series episode “Free Fall”, which also features Joan Jett as a special guest star. “Cherry Bomb” was re-recorded by Jett and Currie for use in the 2010 video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as a playable song. This version was heard in the season 5 premiere of the HBO series True Blood (“Turn! Turn! Turn!”, 2012) which features characters playing the game. Currie performed “Cherry Bomb” with Warehouse 13 star Allison Scagliotti in the series’ Season 4 episode “Runaway” (2013). Cherry Bomb was covered by Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart (who played Currie and Jett, respectively) for the 2010 biopic film The Runaways. The song is heard in Marvel Studios’ 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, and is included on the film’s soundtrack.

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