2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 3

Hello Jettheads! I’ve been making you wait long enough… Here’s #35 to #26 in the top 55 best “non-I Love Rock ‘N Roll” Joan Jett songs of all time, as voted on by you!

#35 Little Liar

I’m sure this song, and “Do You Wanna Touch Me”, would have ranked higher if we had more voters. “Little Liar” was a huge hit for The Blackhearts, and the fans are deliriously happy to have it back in the live set.

Joan did not like the original concept version of this video, so they shot a performance video to replace it. The concept version gave us Joan in white leather, and the performance version gave us Joan in red leather, so I really can’t pick a clear winner. πŸ™‚ Here’s both, and if you get a chance, look up one of their recent live performances on YouTube. Stunning.

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2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 2

Hello Jettheads! You voted on the best “non-I Love Rock ‘N Roll” Joan Jett songs of all time, and you gave us 55 songs to celebrate! Let’s continue the countdown with #45 to #36. See #55 through #46 in Part 1 HERE.

#45 Hostility

Inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the early 1990’s, 1994’s Pure and Simple is arguably Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ heaviest record, which is what I love most about it. “Hostility,” co-written with L7’s Donita Sparks, is one of its best and heaviest tracks. The early 1990’s were a transition period for the music business in more ways than one: CDs were quickly gaining popularity, but LPs and cassettes were still being manufactured. As a result, Pure and Simple was released on all three, with different bonus tracks on the LP and cassette. “Hostility” can only be found on the LP and cassette versions, and “Here to Stay” (which did not make this countdown) is only on the LP. These two songs have never been released digitally. 😦

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VOTE Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jettheads, we have work to do.

I know that of all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees, only the 5 that receive the most votes will get inducted. And I know that popular vote–by the fans–has no bearing on the outcome. But there are online fan polls, and I want us to make a good showing. We must stand up for Joan, and everyone that’s ever worn the Blackheart hat.

Please vote in the rockhall.com’s fan poll, and vote often–multiple votes count. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are currently in 6th place. We have to get them higher!




Future Rock Legends is giving The Blackhearts’ only a 17% chance of getting inducted, which is partially based on their own poll results. Vote here and let’s get that number higher!




We only have until November to show the world what Joan Jett and the Blackhearts mean to us. Let’s make them proud! Spread the word!

2011 Greatest Joan Jett song of all time POLL RESULTS, part 1

After years of being told by the media that “I Love Rock β€˜N Roll” is the only Joan Jett song that deserves to be on any of their countdown lists, I decided to ask YOU, the Jettheads, what song YOU would pick if you were ever given the chance. No holds barred, every vote counts.

I wanted to only accept write-in votes, to keep it pure, but Polldaddy won’t allow anyone to create a poll without providing at least three choices. I was therefore stuck with allowing you to also choose between “I love them all equally and cannot choose a favorite!” (your #1 choice), and ILRNR itself, which came in at #2. Big surprise, right? πŸ˜‰

But what the results lacked in drama, they made up for in creativity. The write-in option garnered votes for a staggering 55 different songs! Most of them had the same number of votes, so rather than have a 15-way tie for #8, for example, I’m just going to count down each group of tied songs in alphabetical order within the group. Remember, even if a song only gets one vote, it counts! (My poll, my rules. πŸ™‚ )

So, let’s get started with #55 through #46!

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The greatest Joan Jett song of all time — Voting ends August 31

Last week, I posed the question: Is ILRNR really the greatest Joan Jett song of all time? Now that I think about it though, “greatest” probably infers success/popularity — I really mean best. The song that moves you the most. The song that you wish had been number one for seven weeks in a row.

The votes so far have been awesome, and I would love to have all of these songs on a playlist. I’m going to close the poll on Wednesday, August 31st, at 8:00 PM EST and start compiling everything. Multiple votes are allowed, so KEEP VOTING!!

So far, ILRNR is winning with 8 votes. But is it really Joan’s best song? It will win unless you speak up! VOTE HERE!

Poll: What is the greatest Joan Jett song of all time?

“I Love Rock-N-Roll is #17 on Gibson.com’s list of the 50 greatest songs of the 1980s, as chosen by its writers and editors. They also conducted a Readers’ Poll, but ILRNR didn’t make that list. Read both lists HERE.

I used to get excited by things like this, but, like many of you, I’m always upset that the media doesn’t represent Joan Jett’s body of work adequately. Jettheads all know that her best songs never get included on any of these lists.

So screw the magazine editors, I want to know what YOU think. Is “I Love Rock-N-Roll” really the greatest Joan Jett song of all time? You can vote as many times as you like, and I will feature EVERY song that gets a vote in a future post. Your voice counts!

Joan Jett crowned “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in Venus Zine!


Last month, I reported that Venus Zine was soliciting online votes to crown the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for their fall issue.

The Fall 2010 issue, #44, is out now, and Joan was crowned Reader’s Pick on page 85! We helped Joan beat out Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, Gwen Stefani, Liz Phair, Courtney Love, and Kim Gordon.

Follow Venus Zine on Facebook and Twitter. I think it’s sold at major bookstore chains like Borders and Barnes and Noble, but I don’t know how widely it’s distributed. Check with your local stores and let me know where you find it!

Well done Jettheads!

While this title for Joan means a lot to us, Joan is probably just happy that they didn’t leave out the “Roll.” πŸ˜€

All hail the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Joan Jett!!

(Thanks @Wasted1 for the info via the Sinner’s message board.)

Vote for Joan Jett as “Queen of Rock’n’Roll”!

The fall issue of Venuszine, on sale August 17th, will crown the “Queen of Rock’n’Roll” based on our votes. Voting is unlimited, so vote for Joan Jett often!

Our Joanie has always been the Queen of Rock’n’Roll, so don’t let anybody else steal her crown!


Spread the word!

(Thanks to blacknblue77 on the Sinner’s message board for the tip!)

Vote for The Runaways as Best All-Female Rock Group

At parade.com, VOTE HERE.

The Runaways are up against The Go-Go’s, The Donnas, and the Indigo Girls. Why not just throw the Mandrell Sisters in there for good measure? They all played their own fiddles and milk jugs. Sheesh.

The Go-Go’s are currently winning. STOP THEM. πŸ˜€

Fuse Daily Smackdown: Flea vs. Joan Jett

Who would you rather have on your side, rooting for your sports team? Flea, or Joan Jett? (Please note that this blog is not called “Born to be Flea Head,” so your choice should be clear. :))

Vote on Fuse’s site HERE

Joan is currently winning with 58.62% of the vote.

Thanks to the cool fan who emailed this tip to me!