“Blitzkrieg Bop” is a song by the American punk rock band Ramones. It was released as the band’s debut single in April of 1976 in the United States. It appeared as the lead track on the band’s debut album, Ramones, also released that month. The song, whose composition was credited to the band as a whole, was written by bassist Dee Dee Ramone (lyrics) and drummer Tommy Ramone (music and lyrics). Based on a simple three-chord pattern, “Blitzkrieg Bop” opens with the chant “Hey! Ho! Let’s go!” The song is popular at sporting events where “Hey! Ho! Let’s go!” is sometimes shouted as a rallying cry. “Blitzkrieg Bop” is number 92 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 31 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks, and in 2008 Rolling Stone placed it number 18 on top 100 of Best Guitar Songs of All Time. In 2009 it was named the 25th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
[Dedicated with love to Poul Borum R.I.P.]