"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
" is a song by the punk rock
. It first appeared on their third LP, Rocket to Russia
, in 1977, and was also included on later pressings of the group's second album, Leave Home
. It was released as a single, reaching #81 in the US, and #22 in the UK singles charts, backed with "I Don't Care", which was also included on Rocket to Russia
The song was written by lead singer Joey Ramone, and is one of their more popular and enduring songs, showing the band's surf rock influences.
The song is ranked #457 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song appears in the Stephen King movie Pet Sematary. In the film, a truck driver about to run over a child is distracted by singing along to the tune. The Ramones also wrote and performed the theme song "Pet Sematary".