THE ARROWS ~ I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

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    The lyric of the original version of "I love rock n roll" as recorded by The Arrows: Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker and Paul Varley, in 1975.

    (Below photo) Arrows lead singer Alan Merrill at the Rainbow Theater London, mid 1970s.

    Words and Music ~ Alan Merrill & Jake Hooker

    RAK Music Publishing Ltd. 1975

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    "I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL"

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    I SAW HER DANCIN' THERE

    BY THE RECORD MACHINE

    I KNEW SHE MUST HAVE BEEN ABOUT SEVENTEEN

    THE BEAT WAS GOING STRONG

    PLAYING MY FAVORITE SONG

    AND I COULD TELL IT WOULDN'T BE LONG

    'TIL SHE WAS WITH ME (YEAH ME)

    AND I COULD TELL IT WOULDN'T BE LONG

    'TIL SHE WAS WITH ME (YEAH ME)

    SINGIN'

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO PUT ANOTHER DIME IN THE JUKE BOX BABY

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO COME ON TAKE YOUR TIME

    AND DANCE WITH ME

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    SHE SMILED SO I GOT UP

    AND ASKED FOR HER NAME

    THAT DON'T MATTER SHE SAID

    'COS IT'S ALL THE SAME

    I SAID CAN I TAKE YOU HOME

    WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE?

    NEXT WE WERE MOVIN' ON

    AND SHE WAS WITH ME (YEAH ME)

    NEXT WE WERE MOVIN' ON

    AND SHE WAS WITH ME (YEAH ME)

    SINGIN'

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO PUT ANOTHER DIME IN THE JUKE BOX BABY

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO COME ON TAKE YOUR TIME

    AND DANCE WITH ME

    -GUITAR SOLO-

    I SAID CAN I TAKE YOU HOME

    WHERE WE CAN BE ALONE?

    NEXT WE WERE MOVIN' ON

    AND SHE WAS WITH ME (YEAH ME)

    WE WERE MOVIN' ON

    AND SINGIN' THAT SAME OLD SONG

    YEAH WITH ME

    SINGIN'

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO PUT ANOTHER DIME IN THE JUKE BOX BABY

    I LOVE ROCK N ROLL

    SO COME ON TAKE YOUR TIME

    AND DANCE WITH ME

    (CHORUS REPEATS)

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    The song was later recorded in the 1980s by Joan Jett, who had a huge number one record with it. It was also recorded by Britney Spears in 2001 who had a fair sized hit single with it as well. The song has been covered successfully by many diverse artistes.

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    (Below) The Arrows perform "I love rock n roll" on televison.

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  • (Below) Arrows lead singer Alan Merrill performs "I love rock n roll" - UK 1970s.

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    (Below) Alan Merrill performs at the Rainbow Theater London. Photo courtesy of Melody Maker.