As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deals for August 2012, The Ramones‘ Greatest Hits is on sale for only $5. If you would like a physical copy of The Ramones Greatest Hits, the CD is available for only $7.60.
Young or old, no matter who you are, you’ve no doubt bopped your noggin to the beat of a Ramones tune at least once in your life. It’s an autonomic reaction to the infectious beat created by a ragtag group of ne’er-do-wells sporting matching black hair, who sprung up out of Forest Hills, Queens, NYC in 1974 as a reaction to the lame pop music of the times. They had no particular message, no impressive musical ability – just the doo-wop velvet voice of Joey Ramone and four simple chords that literally anyone can play all sped up in 4/4 time by a simple backbeat and hard driving bass. Greatest Hits is an essential album for everyone’s collection and includes such popular songs as “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Rockaway Beach,” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School.” If you don’t already own at least one of the 14 studio albums The Ramones recorded over the 21 years when they were an active touring band, then you must buy Greatest Hits right now. (Today actually marks the 16th anniversary of the band’s final performance together.)
Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.
1. Blitzkreig Bop (Remastered Version)
2. Beat On The Brat (Remastered Version)
3. Judy Is A Punk (Remastered Version)
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Remastered Version)
5. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker [Remastered ABC Single Version]
6. Pinhead (Remastered Version)
7. Commando (Remastered Version)
8. Rockaway Beach (Remastered Version)
9. We’re A Happy Family (Remastered Version)
10. Cretin Hop (Remastered Version)
11. Teenage Lobotomy (Remastered Version)
12. I Wanna Be Sedated (Remastered Version)
13. I Just Want To Have Something To Do (Remastered Version)
14. Rock ‘N’ Roll High School [Remastered Ed Stasium Mix]
15. Baby, I Love You (Remastered Version)
16. Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio (Remastered Version )
17. The KKK Took My Baby Away (Remastered Version)
18. Outsider (Remastered Version)
19. Pet Sematary (Remastered Version)
20. Wart Hog (Remastered Version)
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.