500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, 'Planet Rock'
Writers: Bambaataa, John Robie, the Soul Sonic Force
Producers: Bambaataa, Arthur Baker
Released: July '82, Tommy Boy
11 weeks; No. 48
"Can you play stuff like Kraftwerk?" asked Bam, who played their records at DJ gigs. Baker worried about stealing the melody from "Trans-Europe Express," but Robie said, "I'll tear that shit up."
Appears on: Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 (Tommy Boy)