I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

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"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
Single by the Ramones
from the album Ramones
B-side "California Sun" / "I Dont Wanna Walk Around With You" (live)
Released 1976
Recorded February 1976
Genre Pop punk
Length 2:24
Label Sire
Writer(s) Tommy Ramone
Producer(s) Craig Leon, Tommy Ramone
the Ramones singles chronology
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
(1976)
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
(1976)
"I Remember You"
(1977)
Ramones track listing
"Judy Is a Punk"
(3)
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
(4)
"Chain Saw"
(5)
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
Single by Per Gessle
from the album The Song Ramones the Same
Released September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09) (Sweden)
Format 7", 12" & CD single
Recorded July, 2001 at Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:57
Label White Jazz
Writer(s) Tommy Ramone
Producer(s) Per Gessle,
Clarence Öfwerman
Per Gessle singles chronology
"I Want You to Know"
(1997)
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
(2002)
"Här kommer alla känslorna"
(2003)

"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is a song by the American punk rock band the Ramones. Written by drummer Tommy Ramone, it was released in the US in 1976.[1] It was also released as the Ramones' second single, following up on "Blitzkrieg Bop."

Background[edit]

"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is the fourth track on the Ramones' debut album, Ramones. It was released on April 23, 1976. The song was written around 1975, as two demos of the tune were made prior to the debut and single releases.

"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" was covered by Per Gessle in 2001 for The Song Ramones the Same, a tribute album for the late Joey Ramone. Screeching Weasel also covered the song on their Ramones (Screeching Weasel album), as did Pete Yorn on the compilation album We're A Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones.

Per Gessle cover[edit]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" – 2:31
  2. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (originally performed by the Ramones) – 2:38

7" single

  1. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" – 2:31
  2. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (originally performed by the Ramones) – 2:38

12" single

  1. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" – 2:31
  2. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (originally performed by the Ramones) – 2:38
  3. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" (originally performed by the Ramones) – 2:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Swedish Singles Chart 44[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion. BackBeat Books. pp. 423, 579. ISBN 0-87930-607-6. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Per Gessle - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 

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