What happens when you mix Sonny Bono and the Ramones? I will tell you what happens, you get the song of the day, The Ramones version of Needles and Pins. Needles and Pens was written back in 1963 by Sonny Bono and Jack Nitzsche. It was first recorded in the same year by Jackie DeShannon, but only made it to #83 on the charts.
A year later, the The Searchers released the song, and it made it to #3 in the Billboard charts. This song has been covered by many artist
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Stevie Nicks
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
And was finally perfected by the Ramones. Which is why it is our song of the day.