Classic Hit Academy, Songs About Music, I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

This 80s hit for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts actually a cover of 70’s song

Originally written and record by a UK band called the Arrows, this song is a protest of The Rolling Stones song “I Know it’s Only Rock’n’Roll”

By the mid 70’s the Rolling Stones, the once rebellious bastions of Rock ‘n’ Roll. were now apart of the social elite and hanging out with Princes and millionaires. The Arrows caught the Rolling Stones TV performance of “I Know It’s Only Rock n Roll”, to which they took as an apology for rock music to Stones new more cultured friends.

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