"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" is a song by the punk rock group Ramones. Written by Joey Ramone, it is one of the Ramones' most popular songs, evidence of Joey's early 1960s surf rock and Bubblegum pop influences. It debuted on their third LP, 1977's Rocket to Russia, and on Leave Home (where it replaced "Carbona Not Glue" on "Leave Home" after complaints/threatened legal action by the manufacturers of Carbona cleaning fluid). It was released as a single, reaching #81 in the US, and #22 in the UK singles charts.
The song is notable for being one of the first to explicitly refer to "punk rock" in its title and lyrics in terms of a subculture. It is ranked #457 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The "Sheena" referred to in the title is in fact the comic book character Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; the idea being that punk rock music would appeal to a savage jungle girl (stock character) brought to civilization. Said Joey Ramone, "To me 'Sheena' was the first surf/punk rock/teenage rebellion song. I combined Sheena, Queen of the Jungle with the primalness of Punk rock. Then Sheena is brought into the modern day,"