You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll

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You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 27, 1983
RecordedSol Studios, Cookham, England, early 1983
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerStuart Epps
Twisted Sister chronology
Under the Blade
You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Stay Hungry
Singles from You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
  1. "I Am (I'm Me)" / "Sin After Sin (live)"
    Released: March 1983
  2. "The Kids Are Back" / "Shoot 'Em Down (live)"
    Released: April 1983
  3. "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" / "Feels So Fine (live)"
    Released: August 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]
Kerrang!(very favorable)[3]

You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released in April 1983.

The songs "The Kids Are Back", "I Am (I'm Me)," and the album's title track were released as singles. The album was certified as a Gold Album by RIAA in November 1995, for selling over 500,000 copies in the USA.[4] put the album in their list of "The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums".[5]

The title track is a new recording of the track "Can't Stop Rock and Roll" which appeared on the compilation "Son of Homegrown" in 1982.

"The Kids Are Back" was used in the opening scene of the 2010 film, Jackass 3D.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Dee Snider.

Side one
1."The Kids Are Back"3:16
2."Like a Knife in the Back"3:03
3."Ride to Live, Live to Ride"4:04
4."I Am (I'm Me)"3:34
5."The Power and the Glory"4:20
Side two
6."We're Gonna Make It"3:44
7."I've Had Enough"4:02
8."I'll Take You Alive"3:08
9."You're Not Alone (Suzette's Song)"4:02
10."You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll"4:40
Re-release bonus tracks
11."One Man Woman"3:09
12."Four Barrel Heart of Love"3:04
13."Feel the Power"3:12


Twisted Sister[edit]




Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1995 Gold (+ 500,000)[4]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In one series of Brainiac: Science Abuse, the song "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" was used as an experiment to show what things could be used to stop rock and roll, using various chemicals and a stereo.
  • In the 2010 film Jackass 3D, "The Kids Are Back" is played during the opening credits.


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll at AllMusic
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 369. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Johnson, Howard (May 19, 1983). "Twisted Sister 'You Can't Stop Rock 'n'n Roll'". Kerrang!. 42. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 15.
  4. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Twisted Sister". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums". Metal Rules. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Twisted Sister Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Twisted Sister Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2016.