500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Cheap Trick, 'Surrender'
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471. Cheap Trick, 'Surrender'

Writer: Rick Nielsen
Producer: Tom Werman
Released: May '78, Epic
8 weeks; No. 62

Cheap Trick provided the ultimate Seventies teen anthem in "Surrender," with a verse about a kid who catches his parents making out and gets stoned to his Kiss records. Guitarist- songwriter Nielsen's secret? "I [had] to go back and put myself in the head of a 14-year-old."

Appears on: Heaven Tonight (Epic)

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