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On The Dark Side – Eddie And The Cruisers

On The Dark Side – Eddie And The Cruisers

On The Dark Side – Eddie And The Cruisers
Music by John Cafferty

Eddie and the Cruisers is a 1983 American film directed by Martin Davidson with the screenplay written by the director and Arlene Davidson, based on the novel by P. F. Kluge. It was marketed with the tagline “Rebel. Rocker. Lover. Idol. Vanished.”

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John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

They first achieved success with a 1980 self-released single pairing two of their songs, “Wild Summer Nights” and “Tender Years” which sold over 10,000 copies and enjoyed radio play up and down the Atlantic seaboard. Despite their success, the act was ignored by the major labels due to persistent critical comparisons to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. They finally achieved international success when producer Kenny Vance, a longtime fan, offered them the score to a movie soundtrack he was helming based on a best-selling novel about a legendary bar band, “Eddie & The Cruisers.” Thanks to frequent airings of the film on HBO and the purchase of the soundtrack album by their established fanbase as well as hundreds of thousands of new converts, “Eddie & The Cruisers – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced a number 7 hit single (“On the Dark Side”) on the Billboard Hot 100. “On the Dark Side” also held number-one on the Album Rock Tracks chart for five weeks. The album was eventually certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll
Studio album by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Released: November 18, 1981
Recorded: 1981
Writer(s): Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker
Producer(s):  Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” is a rock song written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of Arrows, who recorded the first released version. The song was later made famous by the hit version by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 1981. Alan Merrill has been playing the song recently live in England, Europe, Japan and most often in his home town New York City.
The song was originally recorded and released by Arrows in 1975 on RAK Records, with lead vocals by Merrill and produced by Mickie Most. In an interview with Songfacts, Merrill said he wrote it as “a knee-jerk response to The Rolling Stones’ ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)’.” This version was first released as a B-side, but was soon re-recorded and flipped to A-side status on a subsequent pressing of the record. Although not a chart hit in its original version as a result of nonexistent promotion by the band’s label, the song has come to worldwide prominence due to very successful cover versions.

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