2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 4

Um… I guess I should finish revealing the rest of the 2011 Greatest Joan Jett Song of All Time poll results before 2012…

So here’s part 4, #25 to #16, in the top 55 best “non-I Love Rock ‘N Roll” Joan Jett songs of all time, as voted on by you. Enjoy!

#25 Waiting for the Night

For me, this is one of the most epic Runaways songs, ever. I could get lost in it for hours. Joan wrote this with Kari Krome and Kim Fowley for the album with the same name–the first album without Cherie Currie.

#24 Watersign

One of the few non-angsty, true-blue love songs The Blackhearts have. Joan wrote this with Kathleen Hanna in the late 1990s (The Blackhearts played it at the infamous Telluride show on VH1 in 1998), but it wasn’t released on an album until the 2003 and 2004 Japanese releases, Jett Rock and Naked, and later, 2006’s Sinner.

#23 You Don’t Own Me

Who would ever guess that Joan Jett would record a Leslie Gore song? On purpose? Probably no one, which is why I love her. From Bad Reputation. Joan’s version is a little slower than the original, and replaces the strings with a soulful sax.

#22 Ashes in the Wind

This is one of five songs from Notorious that Joan co-wrote with Desmond Child, three of which are on this countdown. (Not to mention the Joan/Desmond collaborations from other albums that also made the cut.) I love every single one of them. Joan got to induct Desmond into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. The ceremony was not televised, and Joan’s speech hasn’t turned up on YouTube yet, but it happened.

#21 Bad Time

It feels like Joan is talking to an actual person in this song, but I don’t know any stories about it (nor do I want to). I’m just glad she’s not singing about me. Ouch. From Naked and Sinner.

#20 Change The World

*Jumps up and dances* This is the second single and video from Sinner. The lyrics are downright infectious. Yes, Joan, I want to change the world too.

#19 Coney Island Whitefish

I cannot tell you what this title means. I mean, I know what it means, but it makes me blush, so I just won’t. Google it. I can tell you, however, that the title is not actually part of the lyrics. Another great “F U” break up song, from Album. Calling someone a “scumbag” never felt so good.

#18 Desire

Joan and Kenny wrote this with Diane Warren for 1988’s Up Your Alley. The lyrics are direct and sexy, yet incredibly sweet.

#17 Everyday People

When they play this live, Joan and Dougie’s dueling guitar solo make you forget that this is a Sly and the Family Stone cover. A Blackhearts show without it is almost not a Blackhearts show. For that reason, I’m giving you a live version (San Diego 2009), instead of the Album version.

#16 Everyone Knows

If we Jettheads were ever going to have a theme song for ourselves, this Sinner track could be it, no? I am a Jetthead, AND I DON’T CARE IF EVERYONE KNOWS. 🙂

Were you surprised? There are only 2 parts left. Part 5 will be #15 to #6, and part 6 will be the top 5 in its own finale post.

Part 1: #55 through #46
Part 2: #45 through #36
Part 3: #35 through #26

3 thoughts on “2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 4

  1. Wow!! I’m so glad…it’s like a christmas gift to me.. i mean: “CONEY ISLAND WHITEFISH” is one my favorite songs, from one of my favorite albums ever…and that song is in a very high position.. great!!! I can’t wait to see the highest, final positions… by the way, i know the meaning of the title, and this makes me laugh everytime i think about…and i think : damn, in my entire life, i’ ve known so many SCUMBAGS…ciao!!!

  2. Pingback: 2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 5 | Born to be Jetthead

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