Thursday 9/22/22 9am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Greatest Hits (2010)

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American singer, guitarist, record producer, and actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb”. With The Blackhearts, Jett is known for her rendition of the song “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” which was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett’s other notable songs include “Bad Reputation”, “Light of Day”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and her covers of “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” and “Dirty Deeds”.

Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has three albums that have been certified platinum or gold. She has been described as “the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. In 2015, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the rock group Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, released March 9, 2010 through Jett’s label Blackheart Records. It includes two discs of 21 songs in total and features Jett’s three songs that charted in the US top ten: “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Crimson and Clover”, and “I Hate Myself for Loving You”. In 2013, the album was released in Australia featuring two new songs (“TMI” and “Reality Mentality”) added to the end of the second disc, which were later included on Unvarnished. A new version of “I Love Playin’ with Fire” (originally by Jett’s former band The Runaways) was appended as an iTunes Store and Japanese bonus track.

  1. “Cherry Bomb” 2:33
  2. “You Drive Me Wild” 3:52
  3. “School Days” 3:02
  4. “Love Is Pain” 3:29
  5. “Bad Reputation” 2:47
  6. “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got” 3:42
  7. “I Want You” 2:42
  8. “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” 2:55
  9. “(I’m Gonna) Run Away” 2:28
  10. “Crimson and Clover” 3:16
  11. “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” 3:43
  12. “The French Song” 3:35
  13. “Everyday People” 2:39
  14. “Fake Friends” 3:16
  15. “Light of Day” 3:31
  16. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” 4:07
  17. “Backlash” 3:29
  18. “Activity Grrrl” 3:27
  19. “Love Is All Around” 1:00
  20. “Androgynous” 3:08
  21. “A.C.D.C.” 3:24

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