Retro of the day: The Runaways

Cherry Bomb” is a 1976 punk-influenced hard rock single by the all-girl band The Runaways from their self-titled debut album. It is regarded by many as the band’s signature song.[1] “Cherry Bomb” was also ranked 52nd on VH1‘s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.[2] Singer/guitarist Joan Jett composed the song with the band’s then-manager, Kim Fowley, and would later go on to re-record it with her band The Blackhearts for the 1984 album Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth. Cherie Currie also re-recorded “Cherry Bomb” with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, on their 1997 re-released version of the album Messin’ with the Boys. In the 2005 documentary Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, Fowley and former Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie claimed that “Cherry Bomb” was quickly written just for Currie to audition for the band, because the band members could not perform the song she originally chose to sing. The Runaways’ song “Cherry Bomb” charted number 1 on Japan charts. The song charted number 106 on United States charts



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