The Hit List (Joan Jett album)

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The Hit List
Studio album by Joan Jett
Released January 16, 1990
Recorded 1986, 1989 and 1990 at The Hit Factory, N.Y.C.
Genre Hard rock, punk rock
Length 35:45
Label Blackheart Records (CBS associated)
Producer Kenny Laguna, co-producers: Thom Panunzio, Joan Jett
Joan Jett chronology
Up Your Alley
(1988)
The Hit List
(1990)
Notorious
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Hit List is a cover album by Joan Jett. The album was released in 1990. All of the tracks are covers of famous songs.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original Artist (date) Length
1. "Dirty Deeds" (shortened title of "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap") Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott AC/DC (1976) 3:18
2. "Love Hurts"   Boudleaux Bryant The Everly Brothers (1960), Nazareth (1974) 3:47
3. "Pretty Vacant"   Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten Sex Pistols (1977) 3:24
4. "Celluloid Heroes"   Ray Davies The Kinks (1972) 5:28
5. "Tush"   Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill ZZ Top (1975) 2:23
6. "Time Has Come Today"   Joe Chambers, Willie Chambers The Chambers Brothers (1968) 4:13
7. "Up From the Skies"   Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967) 3:01
8. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"   John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) 3:33
9. "Love Me Two Times"   Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger The Doors (1967) 3:07
10. "Roadrunner USA" (1990 Version) Jonathan Richman The Modern Lovers (1972) 3:34
Total length:
35:45

The album was performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and friends: Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd, Kasim Sulton, Thommy Price, Sandy Gennaro, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Ronnie Lawson, Bashiri Johnson, Chuck Kentis, Darlene Love, Peppy Castro, Patricia Curry, The Uptown Horns: Arno Hecht, Crispin Cioe, Robert Funk & Paul Litteral and Lagunatic

"Dirty Deeds" was released as a 7-inch vinyl single and also cassette-single, backed with the non-LP track "Let It Bleed", a cover of the Rolling Stones song. "Love Hurts" was released as the second single (cassette only), featuring "Handyman" on the reverse side (the song is a Jett/Laguna composition and originally appeared on 1983's "Album"). "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" was released as a single in South America and Europe, where it saw great success. It was backed with "Up From the Skies".

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