Yankee Rose (song)

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"Yankee Rose"
Single by David Lee Roth
from the album Eat 'Em and Smile
Released June 18, 1986[1]
Format 7" Vinyl record
Recorded 1986
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 3:55
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) David Lee Roth, Steve Vai
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
David Lee Roth singles chronology
Easy Street (1985) "Yankee Rose (1986) "Goin' Crazy"

"Yankee Rose" is a hard rock song recorded by David Lee Roth. It was written by Roth and Steve Vai and was Roth's first single on his 1986 first full-length album Eat 'Em and Smile. It was recorded as a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York City,[2] as the statue was completing a major renovation for the 100th anniversary of its dedication in 1886.

The song was Roth's third Top-40 hit, the first two being covers of "California Girls" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody". It also appears as a radio tune on the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the rock station V-Rock. A cover of the song is the title song for the video game Rumble Roses and Rumble Roses XX performed by Teresa James.

"Yankee Rose" was also the name of a 1920s song written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl, and published in 1926 by Irving Berlin, Inc.

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  1. ^ "The Best" cd liner notes (1997)
  2. ^ ""Yankee Rose" David Lee Roth". Rollingstone.com. 1986. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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