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Johnny Ramone's Top-Ten Lists

Throughout his life, Johnny Ramone obsessively compiled information in little notebooks he called “the black books”—details about concerts he played, movies he watched, and a ton of idiosyncratic top-ten lists.

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Ramone List

PUNK GROUPS

  1. The Ramones
  2. The Clash
  3. The Sex Pistols
  4. The Heartbreakers
  5. The Dead Boys
  6. The Damned
  7. The Cramps
  8. The Buzzcocks
  9. The Dickies
  10. Black Flag

REPUBLICANS

  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Richard Nixon
  3. Charlton Heston
  4. Vincent Gallo
  5. Ted Nugent
  6. Rush Limbaugh
  7. Sean Hannity
  8. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  9. Bob Barr
  10. Tom DeLay

EIGHTIES BALLPLAYERS

  1. Rickey Henderson
  2. Mike Schmidt
  3. Cal Ripken
  4. Wade Boggs
  5. Ryne Sandberg
  6. Andre Dawson
  7. Robin Yount
  8. Tim Raines
  9. George Brett
  10. Tony Gwynn

NINETIES BALLPLAYERS

  1. Greg Maddux
  2. Roger Clemens
  3. Barry Bonds
  4. Ken Griffey Jr.
  5. Mark McGwire
  6. Jeff Bagwell
  7. Mike Piazza
  8. Craig Biggio
  9. Tom Glavine
  10. Sammy Sosa

SINGERS

  1. Elvis
  2. Bing Crosby
  3. Roy Orbison
  4. Gene Pitney
  5. The Everly Brothers
  6. Ricky Nelson
  7. Dean Martin
  8. Frankie Laine
  9. Dion
  10. Jim Morrison

ELVIS FILMS

  1. Loving You
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. King Creole
  4. Viva Las Vegas
  5. Follow That Dream
  6. Kid Galahad
  7. Love Me Tender
  8. Kissin' Cousins
  9. Elvis: That's the Way It Is
  10. G.I. Blues

ELVIS BOOKS

  1. Last Train to Memphis
  2. Careless Love
  3. Elvis Up Close
  4. Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations From the Memphis Mafia
  5. That's Alright, Elvis
  6. Elvis: What Happened?
  7. All About Elvis
  8. The Elvis Encyclopedia
  9. Down at the End of Lonely Street
  10. The Elvis Atlas

FILM REFERENCE BOOKS

  1. The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film
  2. The Psychotronic Video Guide
  3. The Film Encyclopedia
  4. The Motion Picture Guide
  5. Hollywood Rock
  6. Leonard Maltin's TV Movies and Video Guide
  7. Disney A to Z
  8. The Encyclopedia of Horror Movies
  9. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies
  10. Blood and Black Lace

ALL-TIME TOP TEN

  1. Baseball
  2. Rock and roll
  3. Politics
  4. Elvis
  5. Horror films
  6. Film
  7. Rock films
  8. Science-fiction films
  9. Reference books
  10. Television


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