Ramones Mania

Ramones Mania is a compilation album by the American punk rock band the Ramones. It was released on May 31, 1988 through Sire Records and consists of 30 Ramones songs, including some single versions ("Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "Needles & Pins" and "Howling at the Moon"), a single B–side ("Indian Giver") and one previously unreleased take (the film version of "Rock 'n' Roll High School").

Ramones Mania
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 31, 1988
GenrePunk rock
ProducerRamones, Jean Beauvoir, Tony Bongiovi, Ritchie Cordell, Tommy Ramone, Graham Gouldman, Glen Kolotkin, Kevin Laffey, Craig Leon, Daniel Rey, Phil Spector, Ed Stasium, Dave Stewart
Ramones compilation album chronology
Ramones Mania
All the Stuff (And More!) Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars [3]

The album contains a booklet with a short history of the Ramones, including the release dates of all their albums. Their best-selling album, it was the only certified Gold in the United States, until their debut album went Gold in 2014.[4]

Ramones Mania was re-released on multi-colored vinyl for Record Store Day in 2010. A sequel was released in Japan in 2000. A tribute album titled Ramones Maniacs was released in 2001; it featured turn-of-the-century punk bands covering every song from Mania in the same order.[5]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
1."I Wanna Be Sedated"Joey RamoneRoad to Ruin2:29
2."Teenage Lobotomy"Dee Dee RamoneRocket to Russia2:00
3."Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"JoeyEnd of the Century3:50
4."Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"Dee Dee, Johnny RamoneLeave Home1:40
5."Beat on the Brat"JoeyRamones2:30
6."Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (single version)JoeyRocket to Russia2:47
7."I Wanna Live"Dee Dee, Daniel ReyHalfway to Sanity2:36
8."Pinhead"Dee DeeLeave Home2:42
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
9."Blitzkrieg Bop"Tommy Ramone, Dee DeeRamones2:12
10."Cretin Hop"Tommy, Dee Dee, JohnnyRocket to Russia1:55
11."Rockaway Beach"Dee DeeRocket to Russia2:06
12."Commando"Dee DeeLeave Home1:50
13."I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"TommyRamones2:24
14."Mama's Boy"Dee Dee, Johnny, TommyToo Tough to Die2:09
15."Bop 'Til You Drop"Dee Dee, JohnnyHalfway to Sanity2:09
16."We're a Happy Family"JoeyRocket to Russia2:39
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
17."Bonzo Goes to Bitburg"Dee Dee, Joey, Jean BeauvoirAnimal Boy3:57
18."Outsider"Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle2:10
19."Psycho Therapy"Johnny, Dee DeeSubterranean Jungle2:35
20."Wart Hog"Dee DeeToo Tough to Die1:54
21."Animal Boy"Dee Dee, JohnnyAnimal Boy1:50
22."Needles & Pins" (single version)Sonny Bono, Jack NitzscheRoad to Ruin2:22
23."Howling at the Moon (Sha–La–La)" (single edit)Dee DeeToo Tough to Die3:25
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Source albumLength
24."Somebody Put Something in My Drink"Richie RamoneAnimal Boy3:23
25."We Want the Airwaves"JoeyPleasant Dreams3:20
26."Chinese Rock"Dee Dee, Richard HellEnd of the Century2:28
27."I Just Wanna Have Something to Do"JoeyRoad to Ruin2:41
28."The KKK Took My Baby Away"JoeyPleasant Dreams2:31
29."Indian Giver"Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry"Real Cool Time" single2:45
30."Rock 'n' Roll High School" (stereo movie mix)JoeyRock 'n' Roll High School film2:14




Album Billboard

Year Chart Position
1988 Billboard 200 166[6]


Organization Level Date
RIAAUnited States Gold[4] June 27, 1994


  1. ^ Ramones Mania at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  4. ^ a b "RIAA Gold and Platinum". Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  5. ^ Ramones Heaven.[1].
  6. ^ "Billboard album chart history-The Ramones". Retrieved March 2, 2009.