Our Top 10 Songs From The Donnas list checks out the best Donnas songs like “Take It Off,” “Who Invited You,” and many more. Sounding somewhere between The Runaways and Hole, The Donnas are an American rock band formed in Palo Alto, California, in 1993. They are also known as The Electrocutes, Raggedy Anne, and Screen. The Donnas have released several studio albums and have toured extensively throughout their career. The band draws its inspiration from classic rock bands such as Aerosmith, Kiss, and AC/DC. They are known for their high-energy live performances and have been credited with helping to revive the popularity of hard rock and punk music among teenagers. They have also been praised for their DIY approach to their career and their commitment to keeping their music and image independent from the mainstream music industry. Below are the Top 10 Songs By The Donnas:
# 10 – Get Rid of That Girl (1997)
Get Rid of That Girl is the debut album by The Donnas, released in 1997. The album was recorded when the band members were just sixteen years old, and it captures the raw energy and excitement of their live performances. The album features the band’s signature sound, which combines hard rock, punk, and pop music elements. The song describes the frustration of a young woman who is tired of being taken advantage of by her boyfriend.
# 9 – All Messed Up (2002)
“All Messed Up,” is a song by American rock band The Donnas from their fourth studio album Spend the Night. Released as the album’s second single, it reached number nine on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song is about a young girl who is “all messed up” and is trying to figure out her life. The song’s lyrics deal with drug addiction, suicide, and violence. Several artists have covered the song, including The Click Five, who released their version as a single in 2005.
# 8 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Machine (1998)
One of our favorite Donnas songs is “Rock ‘n’ Roll Machine” from their American Teenage Rock ‘n’ Roll Machine album. The song is a perfect example of the Donnas’ signature sound: catchy, high-energy, and full of attitude. It’s the perfect song to crank up when you’re feeling angry or frustrated. And it will get you moving.
# 7 – I Don’t Want to Know (2004)
“I Don’t Want to Know,” is a 2004 song by The Donnas from their album Gold Medal. It was released as a single in 2005. The song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is about a break-up and not wanting to know what the other person is doing. It describes the protagonist’s feelings and how she wants to “move on.” The song was used in NHL 06 and Rock Band 2.
# 6 – It’s on the Rocks (2002)
The Donnas’ sixth studio album, Spend the Night, was released in 2002. It’s on the Rocks is one of the more popular songs on the album. It peaked at number 24 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song is about a party that’s “falling apart.” The lyrics are fun and lighthearted, and the music is catchy and upbeat. Spend the Night was certified gold by the RIAA.
# 5 – Fall Behind Me (2004)
“Fall Behind Me’s” hard rock anthem was released as the first single from the album Gold Medal. The song is about not giving up on someone you love, even when they seem like they’re falling apart. It says that you should always be there for that person, no matter what. The music video for the song was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Ace Norton. It features the band playing in an abandoned warehouse, with shots of a female boxer fighting in a ring. The song reached number 36 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
# 4 – Too Bad About Your Girl (2002)
“Too Bad About Your Girl” is the second single from The Donnas’ fourth album, Spend the Night. It was released in 2002. The song reached number 33 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song’s lyrics are about a girl in a bad relationship, and the protagonist is trying to convince her to leave him. It describes the girl as being “trapped in a world of lies and pain” and urges her to “come on out and play.” Marc Webb directed the music video for the song. It features the band performing in a club. The song’s lyrics are also shown in the video, but she is never seen with the band.
# 3 – Who Invited You (2002)
The third track on The Donnas’ 2002 album Spend the Night, “Who Invited You,” is a rock song with a punk edge. The lyrics are about a girl trying to understand why she’s been excluded from a social situation. Donna A. sings lead vocals on the track, backed up by her bandmates, and the song is one of the band’s most popular releases. The song was featured in the 2002 movie Swimfan and was also used as the opening theme song for the MTV show Jackass.
# 2 – Dancing with Myself (2004)
“Dancing with Myself” is a 2004 song by American rock band The Donnas, from the soundtrack to Mean Girls. The song is a cover of the 1981 hit single by Billy Idol. The Donnas’ version of “Dancing with Myself” peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
# 1 – Take It Off (2002)
“Take It Off,” is the first single from The Donnas’ fifth studio album, Spend the Night. The song peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it their highest-charting single to date. The song is about a girl trying to get a guy to take her home. “Take It Off” was featured in the 2002 film The Hot Chick and the 2007 video game Rock Band 2. The music video for “Take It Off” was directed by Marc Klasfeld and features the band performing in a white room with neon lights.
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All the songs above are amazing tunes that will get your feet moving and your heart racing. With hard-hitting lyrics and infectious beats, these songs are sure to stay with you long after the music has stopped. So crank up the volume and let The Donnas take you for a ride.
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