Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” was a cover. Yes, you read it right, its not an original song. The Original Song was performed by the English Band ‘Arrows’.
The song was originally recorded and released by The Arrows in 1975 on Rak Records, with lead vocals, guitar, music & lyrics written by Alan Merrill and produced by Mickie Most.
Joan Jett would go on to make the song famous, having it hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 1981, Jett re-recorded the song, this time with her band, the Blackhearts. This recording became a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single for seven weeks.
It would also be ranked by Rolling Stone as one of best 500 songs of all time, and be covered by everyone from Britney Spears to Miley Cyrus.
Yet no matter how many people think it belongs to Joan Jett, the song first belonged to the Arrows.
Original Song by Arrows : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AT_Pbtyid0
Re-recording by Joan Jett : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL5spALs-eA