500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Public Enemy, 'Bring the Noise'
Writers: Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
Producers: Rick Rubin, Carl Ryder
Released: April '88, Def Jam
Did not chart
"We were the first rap group to really tempo it up," Chuck D said. Over the Bomb Squad's souped-up horn riffs from Marva Whitney's "It's My Thing," PE showed how far-reaching its sound and political ambitions were, name-checking everyone from Yoko Ono and Anthrax (who later remade the song with Chuck D) to Louis Farrakhan.
Appears on: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam)