You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll

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You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1983
RecordedEarly 1983
StudioSol (Cookham)
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)"
    Released: March 1983
  2. "The Kids Are Back"
    Released: May 1983[1]
  3. "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll"
    Released: August 1983[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[4]
Kerrang!(very favorable)[5]

You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released in April 1983 in the UK and on June 17, 1983 in the US.[6]

The songs "I Am (I'm Me)", "The Kids Are Back" 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.[6] put the album in their list of "The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums" and on their list of "The Top 50 Glam Metal Albums".[7][8]

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.

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

You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll, Пластинки, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single

Re-release bonus tracks, 19 окт. 1999 г.,CD
11."One Man Woman (B3)"3:09
12."Four Barrel Heart of Love (B2)"3:04
13."Feel the Power (B1)"3:12


Twisted Sister[edit]



Chart (1983) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 14
US Billboard 200[10] 130


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In series two of Brainiac: Science Abuse, the song "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" was used in a recurring experiment to show what things could be used to "stop rock 'n' roll". The experiment would consist of a stereo playing the song being destroyed in an overly extreme fashion using various chemicals, objects and explosives to which the presenter would then humorously declare that you can in fact "stop rock 'n' roll" with said method.[12]
  • In the 2010 film Jackass 3D, "The Kids Are Back" is played during the opening credits.


  1. ^ "Great Rock Discography". p. 849.
  2. ^ "News" (PDF). Record Mirror. July 30, 1983. p. 5. ISSN 0144-5804. Retrieved July 13, 2021 – via American Radio History.
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll at AllMusic
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Johnson, Howard (May 19, 1983). "Twisted Sister 'You Can't Stop Rock 'n'n Roll'". Kerrang!. Vol. 42. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 15.
  6. ^ a b "RIAA certifications". Recording Industry Association of America.
  7. ^ "The Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums". Metal Rules. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Top 50 Glam Metal Albums". Metal Rules. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  10. ^ "Twisted Sister Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Twsited Sister – You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  12. ^ Official checkmarked video of an episode which features the skit for reference. The segment can be found at 34:26.