Song of the Day Mar 13

March 13, 2024


This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 80s.


Today our song is:  We're Not Gonna Take It


Wikipedia tells us this about the song:


"We're Not Gonna Take It" is a song by American rock band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. It was first released as a single (with "You Can't Stop Rock & Roll" as the B-side) on April 27, 1984. The Stay Hungry album was released two weeks later, on May 10, 1984.

The single reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making it Twisted Sister's only Top 40 single. It is the band's highest-selling single in the United States, having been certified Gold on June 3, 2009, for sales of over 500,000 units. The song was ranked No. 47 on 100 Greatest 80's Songs and No. 21 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.

In 1985, it received criticism when the Parents Music Resource Center included the song on its "Filthy Fifteen" list for alleged violent lyrical content, allegations that were repudiated by lead singer Dee Snider.






Enjoy!




Comments

  1. These guys were just crazy! I would nevervown this song but I always liked it.

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  2. The perfect anthem for the fed-up masses! ☺

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