Notorious (Joan Jett album)

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Studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Released August 20, 1991
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:24
Label Blackheart/Epic Associated
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts chronology
The Hit List
I Love Rock 'n' Roll 92
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Notorious is the seventh studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The album was released in 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Backlash" (Joan Jett, Paul Westerberg) - 3:28
  2. "Ashes in the Wind" (Jett, Desmond Child) - 4:22
  3. "The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye)" (Jett, Child, Diane Warren) - 4:27
  4. "Lie to Me" (Jett; Child, Kenny Laguna) - 4:30
  5. "Don't Surrender" (Jett, Child) - 4:10
  6. "Goodbye" (Jett, Child) - 4:00
  7. "Machismo" (Jett, Laguna) - 4:13
  8. "Treadin' Water" (Jett, Ricky Byrd, John McCurry, Richie Supa, Laguna) - 3:38
  9. "I Want You" (Jett, Ritchie Cordell, Laguna) - 3:04
  10. "Wait for Me" (Jett)
  11. "Misunderstood" [Japanese bonus track] (Jett, Thommy Price, Laguna) - 3:56

"Backlash" was the label's first choice for a single, but the resulting 1-track CD was only available as a promotional item sent to DJs. "Don't Surrender" was released in the US as a CD single accompanied by a remix ("The Most Excellent Mix") and the non-LP track "Misunderstood". "Wait For Me", a song Jett wrote when she was just 16, was a cover of The Runaways' version from their 1977 album Waitin' For The Night. "I Want You" was a revised version of a song from 1979 that Joan and Kenny Laguna had written for a movie Jett was set to star in. The original lyrics (which can be heard on the fan-club only CD 1979) were nihilistic and raw, whereas the version heard on Notorious was politically correct.

In Film[edit]

"I Want You", as well as other songs by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, was featured in Floria Sigismondi's 2010 biopic film The Runaways, but they weren't included on the soundtrack album of the film.