Ramones: 15 Best Songs (That Weren't From The Original Lineup)
15. I Wanna Be Sedated
Album: Road to Ruin (1978)
Lineup: Joey, Johnny, Marky, Dee Dee
Arguably the Ramones' single-most popular song aside from Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated was the crown jewel of Road to Ruin, the band's fourth studio album and first to feature Marky Ramone on drums.
The song's instrumental is simple, but foot-tappingly memorable, as well as instantly recognizable. Speaking of which, let's not forget those famous lyrics that are complimented by an especially catchy chorus.
The increase in speed as the song progresses is as subtle as it is effective, increasing the energy of the song while also playing to its theme of the restlessness that comes with life on the road.
Since its release in 1978, I Wanna Be Sedated has become a hallmark of the Ramones' catalog, demonstrating they would continue to go strong, even following their initial three-album boom.
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