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Ramones, 'Sheena Is a Punk Rocker'

Writers: Ramones
Producers: Tony Bongiovi, T. Erdelyi
Released: May '77, Sire
13 weeks; No. 81

This was cut twice: first as a single that was rushed to radio and became one of the Ramones' few modest hits, then in a slightly souped-up version for the band's album Rocket to Russia. "I combined Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, with the primalness of punk rock," said Joey Ramone. "It was funny, because all the girls in New York seemed to change their names to Sheena after that."

Appears on: Rocket to Russia (Rhino)

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