The Hit List (Joan Jett album)

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The Hit List
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - The Hit List Coverart.jpg
Cover photo by Matthew Rolston
Studio album by Joan Jett
Released January 16, 1990
Recorded 1986 and 1989
Studio The Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Hard rock, punk rock
Length 35:45
Label Blackheart/CBS-Sony (US and Japan)
Chrysalis (Europe)
Producer Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Joan Jett
Joan Jett chronology
Up Your Alley
(1988)
The Hit List
(1990)
Notorious
(1991)
Singles from The Hit List
  1. "Dirty Deeds" / "Let It Bleed"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Love Hurts" / "Up from the Skies"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

The Hit List is the seventh studio album, and the first cover album by Joan Jett. The album was released in 1990. All of the tracks are covers of famous songs.

"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, backed with "Up from the Skies". "Love Hurts" was re-issued in the UK by Chrysalis Records with "Pretty Vacant" as B-side.

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

Personnel[edit]

The Blackhearts[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Sandy Gennaro - drums
  • Ray Davies, Peppy Castro - guitar, vocals
  • Ronnie Lawson - keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Darlene Love, Chuck Kentis - backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe - baritone sax
    • Robert Funk - trombone
    • Arno Hecht - tenor sax
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Kenny Laguna - various instruments and backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Kenny Laguna - producer
  • Thom Panunzio - co-producer, engineer, mixing
  • Jay Healy - engineer, mixing of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
  • Tom Cadley, John Aiosa, Paul Logas - engineers
  • Tom Fritze, Rick Travali, Robert Smith, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Grassi - assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering at Masterdisk, New York

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Joan Jett - The Hit List review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Joan Jett - Consumer Guide Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ McLeese, Don (February 22, 1990). "The Hit List - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Joan Jett – The Hit List (Album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Joan Jett – The Hit List (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Joan Jett – The Hit List". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Hit List Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 51, No. 17, March 10 1990". Library and Archives Canada. March 10, 1990. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  10. ^ "Joan Jett – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "The Hit List Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Joan Jett Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 51, No. 16, March 03 1990". Library and Archives Canada. March 3, 1990. Retrieved July 10, 2015.