I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

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"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
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Single by Ramones
from the album Ramones
B-side"California Sun" / "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You" (live)
ReleasedSeptember 1976
RecordedJanuary 1976
GenrePunk rock
Songwriter(s)Tommy Ramone
Producer(s)Craig Leon, Tommy Ramone
Ramones singles chronology
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
"I Remember You"
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
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Single by Per Gessle
from the album The Song Ramones the Same
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2002 (2002-09-09) (Sweden)
Format7", 12" & CD single
RecordedJuly, 2001 at Polar Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
GenrePunk rock
LabelWhite Jazz
Songwriter(s)Tommy Ramone
Producer(s)Per Gessle,
Clarence Öfwerman
Per Gessle singles chronology
"I Want You to Know"
"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
"Här kommer alla känslorna"

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


"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is the fourth track on the Ramones' debut album, Ramones. It was released as a single in September 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 Ramones.

Talking Heads covered the song in some of their early shows.

South American band Capsula covered the song on their 1999 album "Yudoka".


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion. BackBeat Books. pp. 423, 579. ISBN 0-87930-607-6.

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