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The Modern Lovers


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  • 2012
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1973
  • 1974

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“Roadrunner” is a song written by Jonathan Richman and recorded in various versions by Richman and his band, in most cases credited as The Modern Lovers. Critic Greil Marcus described it as “the most obvious song in the world, and the strangest”. Rolling Stone’‘ ranked it #269 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Radio On ... I'm in love with Massachusetts ... That's right

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This song is listed #269 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Spain, and Portugal.


More songs by The Modern Lovers (See Charts): She Cracked, and Pablo Picasso.

Popular in Punk (See Charts): Going Underground, Peaches, Hanging Around, Nice & Sleazy, White Riot, Pretty Fly, This Is England, Blitzkrieg Bop, Killing Moon, and I Wanna Be Sedated.


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