Ramones Songs List To Jam Out At Your Wedding Reception

Last Updated: August 14, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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The Ramones are an American punk rock band originally from New York City. The Ramones influenced the punk rock movement in the U.S.A. and more notably in the U.K.

Interesting to know that all of the band members took on names with the surname “Ramone”, although none of them were related.

Ramones Top 10 Songs

The Ramones band members:

  • Joey Ramone (real name Jeffrey Hyman – vocals)
  • Johnny Ramone (real name John Cummings – guitar)
  • Dee Dee Ramone (real name Douglas Glenn Colvin – bass guitar)
  • Tommy Ramone (real name Thomas Erdelyi – drums)

The band started in 1974 and performed its final concert in 1996.   In 2002, the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Another award of note is the band was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

The punk rock music genre developed between 1974 and 1976. Punk bands thwarted mainstream radio. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Other original punk bands included Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Damned in London.

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Best Ramones Songs List

#1 I Wanna Be Sedated
Released in 1979 on the album Road to Ruin

Lyrics to sing:

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh
I wanna be sedated

song on Amazon

#2 Blitzkrieg Bop
Released in 1976 on the album Ramones

Lyrics to sing:

They’re generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The blitzkrieg bop

song on Amazon

#3 California Sun
Released in 1977 on the album Leave Home

The song was originally released in 1961 by Joe Jones.

Lyrics to sing:

They sin and I’ll sin They fly and I’ll fly
Where they’re out there having fun in the warm California sun

song on Amazon

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#4 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
Released in 1977 on the album Rocket to Russia

Lyrics to sing:

Well New York City really has it all
Oh yeah, oh yeah.
Sheena is a punk rocker

song on Amazon

#5 Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Released in 1979 on the album Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and End of the Century

Lyrics to sing:

I hate the teachers and the principal
Don’t wanna be taught to be no fool
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school

song on Amazon

#6 Pet Sematary
Released in 1989 on the album Brain Drain

Lyrics to sing:

I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life again

song on Amazon

#7 Rockaway Beach
Released in 1977 on the album Rocket to Russia

Lyrics to sing:

The sun is out and I want some
It’s not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

song on Amazon

#8 Do You Wanna Dance
Released in 1977 on the album Rocket to Russia

The song was originally released in 1958 by Bobby Freeman.

Lyrics to sing:

Well, do you wanna dance under the moonlight?
Squeeze me baby all through the night

song on Amazon

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#9 I Don’t Want to Grow Up
Released in 1995 on the album Adios Amigos

Lyrics to sing:

Seems that folks turn into things
That they never want
The only thing to live for is today

song on Amazon

#10 Baby, I Love You
Released in 1980 on the album End of the Century

The song was originally released in 1963 by The Ronettes.

Lyrics to sing:

When you kiss me I just gotta
Kiss me I just gotta
Kiss me I just gotta say
Baby, I love you

song on Amazon

Ramones Highest-Charting Singles – U.K.

  • #8 Baby, I Love You, 1980
  • #22 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, 1977
  • #36 Swallow My Pride, 1977
  • #39 Don’t Come Close, 1978
  • #54 Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?, 1980
  • #67 Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, 1979
  • #69 Somebody Put Something in My Drink, 1986
  • #69 Poison Heart, 1982
  • #81 Bonzo Goes to Bitburg, 1985
  • #85 Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La), 1984
  • #85 A Real Cool Time, 1987
  • #98 Crummy Stuff, 1986

Do you have a favorite Ramones song? Please share your song below in the comments.

About Matthew Campbell

DJ, Editor, Music Lover


Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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