Strategically timed with the upcoming movie about her early career The Runaways, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released a two-disc “Greatest Hits” collection on March 9th, 2010. This one-stop compilation of Joan’s greatest hits includes “Cherry Bomb,” “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Crimson and Clover,” and the Rock N’ Roll anthem, “I Love Rock N’ Roll.”
Joan Jett has been revolutionizing music for decades: from co-founding her first major band, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, the Runaways (“Cherry Bomb”), at only 15 years old to bringing the infectious music of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to the masses, her music has remained fresh and culturally relevant.
With such a continued interest in Jett’s music, the musician felt it was finally an appropriate time to release a definitive Greatest Hits album. “Fans have been asking me for years and years for a new Greatest Hits album. There has always been interest,” said the musician. “But, over the past few years I have been executive producing a film about my first band, the Runaways. In the process, I revisited the music and have really been living with it. It made me realize that it would be great to get it back out into the market place for the fans and for a new audience.”
Eight of the songs featured on the Greatest Hits album will also be featured in the highly anticipated film, The Runaways. The album will also feature “I Want You,” a never before released track, but fan favorite.
Jett is a staunch advocate of vegetarianism and green practices. The packaging from her “Greatest Hits” release will be eco-friendly (made from 100 percent recycled paper and biodegradable trays).
1. Cherry Bomb
2. You Drive Me Wild
3. School Days
4. Love Is Pain
5. Bad Reputation
6. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got
7. I Want You
8. I Love Rock N’ Roll
9. (I’m Gonna) Run Away
10. Crimson And Clover
1. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
2. The French Song
3. Everyday People
4. Fake Friends
5. Light Of Day
6. I Hate Myself For Loving You
8. Activity Grrrl
9. Love Is All Around