Don't Worry About Me

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For the film, see The Pool (play)#Film adaptation. For the song, see Don't Worry 'bout Me.
Don't Worry About Me
Studio album by Joey Ramone
Released February 19, 2002
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Punk rock
Length 34:49
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Daniel Rey
Joey Ramone chronology
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) EP
(2001)
Don't Worry About Me
(2002)
Christmas Spirit...In My House EP
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

Don't Worry About Me is the first album released by Joey Ramone as a solo artist, although he previously had many releases with the Ramones as their lead singer. It was released posthumously in 2002, after he died in 2001. The album was produced by Daniel Rey, who also did most of the guitar work on the album. Rey had previously produced 3 of the Ramones' albums, between 1987 and 1995.

The album includes two covers; "What a Wonderful World" originally performed by Louis Armstrong and "1969", originally performed by The Stooges. "What a Wonderful World" was used for the ending credits of Michael Moore's film Bowling for Columbine. The song was also used in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday and appeared on that film's soundtrack. Apple Inc. also used the song extensively in its launch of the original Final Cut Studio software package. The song also appeared in 2004's Without A Paddle and the commercials for 2007 video game Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

A DualDisc version of the album was released on November 19, 2002. It included the album in the DVD-Audio format, which is in 5.1 surround sound, as well as the music video for "What a Wonderful World" (directed by Debbie Harry) and other material.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joey Ramone; except where indicated

  1. "What a Wonderful World" (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 2:23
  2. "Stop Thinking About It" (Joey Ramone, Andy Shernoff) – 2:57
  3. "Mr. Punchy" – 2:35
  4. "Maria Bartiromo" – 3:58
  5. "Spirit in My House" – 2:02
  6. "Venting (It's a Different World Today)" – 3:17
  7. "Like a Drug I Never Did Before" – 2:04
  8. "Searching for Something" (Joey Ramone, Al Maddy) – 4:12
  9. "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" – 3:42
  10. "1969" (Dave Alexander, James "Iggy Pop" Osterberg, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton) – 3:40
  11. "Don't Worry About Me" – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Musicians by song[edit]

"What a Wonderful World"
"Stop Thinking About It"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Funaro – drums
"Mr. Punchy"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone - drums
  • Veronica Kofman – backing vocals
  • Helen Love - backing vocals
  • Captain Sensible - backing vocals
"Maria Bartiromo"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone - drums
"Spirit in My House"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe McGinty - keyboards
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Funaro – drums
"Venting (It's a Different World Today)"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone - drums
"Like a Drug I Never Did Before"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone - drums
"Searching for Something"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Al Maddy – guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Marky Ramone - drums
"I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe McGinty - keyboards
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Funaro – drums
"1969"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Daniel Rey - guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Only - bass
  • Dr. Chud - drums
"Don't Worry About Me"
  • Joey Ramone - lead vocals
  • Mickey Leigh – guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe McGinty - keyboards
  • Andy Shernoff - bass, backing vocals
  • Frank Funaro – drums