Joan Jett Songs Ranked

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, and occasional actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb”. The Blackhearts’ version of the song “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett’s other notable hit songs include “Bad Reputation”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, “Light of Day”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Dirty Deeds”.
Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold and have been a feminist icon throughout her career. She has been described as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Godmother of Punk. In 2015, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here are all of Joan Jett’s songs ranked.

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10. Light of Day (Flashback, 2010)

” love that song which was written by Joan Jett. It’s rockin! Of course, I love Joan’s hard and fast rock songs! This movie is great too! Also, there is a good Joan Jett song “It’s All Comin’ Down Tonight”.

9. Nag ( I Love Rock ‘n Roll, 1981)

“Have always enjoyed this song. It’s about time I finally added it to my iPhone collection. Maybe I’ll get a few more. Joan Jett…what’s not to like?”

8. Bad Reputation (Bad Reputation, 1980)

“Good punk rock song. The vocals are funny and catchy, and still remain the punk attitude. The guitars are good, though simple they are enjoyable. Overall, pretty great punk rock song.”

7. Wasted (Waitin’ for the Night, 1977)

” It’s amazing, I can’t stop listening to it. Joan’s style of punk/glam on top of Lita’s rock goddess metal playing makes for some amazing rock and roll.”

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6. Crimson and Clover (I Love Rock ‘n Roll, 1981)

“I picked this song because I have it in another version not too sure who Joan Jett was at the time what I have discovered is an amazing singer. I love this song and wish we had more singers like her today.”

5. I Hate Myself for Loving You (Up Your Alley, 1988)

“This is such a sick beat! Damn this chic can sing! The drumming beat is so catchy and you can tell she has so much fun performing it. I never get sick of this song.”

4. Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yea) (Bad Reputation, 1980)

“A fantastic cover of a song by a controversial artist, Do You Wanna Touch is one sick song! This song is amazing! it really gets you pumped up, the beat is what makes the song!”

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3. Fake Friends (Album, 1983)

“This is a old cover that has been around a while but Jett makes it her own. And boy does she whale on this number. She really NAILS IT!”

2. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Bad Reputation, 1980)

“One of my absolute favorite songs from my hero, Joan Jett. I first heard this song the day before Easter, & it sounds so great I’m listening to it every single day now. I can listen to it 20 times a day, & never get tired of it.”

1. I Love Rock N’ Roll (I Love Rock N’ Roll, 1981)

“This is Joan Jett’s best song. I don’t know that many songs by her, but this is the best for sure. Knowing that she started out doing this kind of stuff at just 15 is cool. She started her own band right at 15 & she is a very talented musician & singer.”