Joan Jett Loves Rock N’ Roll

We’re cruising into midweek with a shot of early 80’s rock from Joan Jett and her band the Blackhearts. We’ve got their best selling record, I Love Rock N’ Roll which spent three weeks near the top of the charts, peaking at #2 in early 1982; the title track was a #1 single and Joan’s remake of Tommy James’ “Crimson and Clover” also made the Top Ten.

Previously, Joan was a founding member of the pioneering all girl rock band, The Runaways and their story has been made into a film which will be released this March of 2010. Actress Kristen Stewart will play the part of Joan in the movie.

We’re listening to Side 1 of I Love Rock N’ Roll which features both the hit title cut and “Crimson and Clover”.