I saw him dancin' there by the record machine
I knew he must a been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong
Playin' my favorite song
And I could tell it wouldn't be long
'Til he was with me, yeah, me
And I could tell it wouldn't be long
'Til he was with me, yeah, me, singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow

He smiled, so I got up and asked for his name
"That don't matter", he said, "'cause it's all the same"
I said, "Can I take you home where we can be alone?"
And next we were movin' on
He was with me, yeah, me
Next we were movin' on
He was with me, yeah, me singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with me
Ow

Said, "Can I take you home where we can be alone?"
Next we were movin' on
He was with me, yeah, me
And we'll be movin' on
And singin' that same old song
Yeah, with me, singin'

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with me

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with

I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come and take your time and dance with me


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"I Love Rock N' Roll" as written by Jake Hooker Alan Merrill

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  • +2
    General Commentobviously, she loves rock & roll.

    *puts another dime in the jukebox*
    warlockon September 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is referring to sex as rock n roll playing that same old song....Yeah with me, singin' I love rock n' roll= i love sex
    seenthingson September 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationJoan Jett was 23 when "I Love Rock and Roll" was a hit in 1981. She sings of picking up a 17-year-old guy. There is a significant gap in emotional maturity between the ages of 17 and 23. This song has a certain amount of "cougar" appeal. At the time, the women's liberation movement was still in full swing, so the idea of a 20-something woman picking up a teenage guy implies that the woman would be more experienced and possibly have more control in the relationship.
    victoriandollon August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpmsl warlock.. excellent analysis
    pokingon March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    hope nobody tries to over analyze because its pretty straight forward
    warlock pretty much summmed it up "she loves rock and roll"
    bonscottruleson March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not about her loving rock and roll its about her picking up teenagers
    fullmetaljacketon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou homo's are dumb, it means she see's a guy at a bar and the start flirting then go home and have sex practically.
    Highrise101on August 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about how Highrise101 is a dipshit.
    farouhkon February 05, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyou lot are idiots.
    learn some decent music analysis.
    sammyhavocon September 18, 2008   Link

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