My Sunday Song – “Round And Round” by Ratt

For My Sunday Song #260 and the final in the 10 song set is “Round and Round” by Ratt. The song is the first single off the band’s 1984 classic album ‘Out of the Cellar’. It reached #12 on the Hot 100 propelling the album to #7 and sells over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. It broke the band in to one of the biggest acts in the world and the top acts in that whole 80’s Rock scene. The song was written by Warren DeMartini, Robbin Crosby and Stephen Pearcy.

The song is about a girl that he is really in to and he wants to be with her. She isn’t willing to give it up yet, but he knows he will get there in the end. The two go round and round playing all the games until the end and they both get what they knew would happen right from the start.

What makes the song great are those sleazy vocals by Stephen Pearcy matched perfectly with the nasty guitar riffs by Crosby and DeMartini and the dual solo, man, don’t get me started on that. It is all pure metal sleaze! The song is heavy, yet catchy as hell. The chorus is infectious and musically it is aggressive and pure fun. You can’t help but move and the song gets stuck in your head and can’t escape. It would be the blueprint of what was to hit the scene on the Sunset Strip and MTV for years to come!

Speaking of MTV, what really put this song over the top for the band was the video they released.  Their manager at the time was Marshall Berle.  Marshall had a pretty famous uncle that you might have heard of named Milton Berle, the legendary comedian.  With his famous Uncle Miltie character dressed in drag, he makes an appearance in the video which draws it national attention. This video sums up the 80’s nicely.

Give the song a listen even if it is just to see Milton Berle. Let me know what you remember from this time. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“Round And Round”

Out on the streets, that’s where we’ll meet
You make the night, I always cross the line
Tightened our belts, abuse ourselves
Get in our way, we’ll put you on your shelf
Another day, some other way
We’re gonna go, but then we’ll see you again
I’ve had enough, we’ve had enough
Cold in vain, she said

[Pre-chorus:]
I knew right from the beginning
That you would end up winnin’
I knew right from the start
You’d put an arrow through my heart

[Chorus:]
Round and round
With love we’ll find a way just give it time
Round and round
What comes around goes around
I’ll tell you why

Lookin’ at you, lookin’ at me
The way you move, you know it’s easy to see
The neon light’s on me tonight
I’ve got a way, we’re gonna prove it tonight
Like Romeo to Juliet
Time and time, I’m gonna make you mine
I’ve had enough, we’ve had enough
It’s all the same, she said

[Pre-chorus]

[Chorus]

Yeah!

Out on the streets, that’s where we’ll meet
You make the night, I always cross the line
Tightened our belts, abuse ourselves
Get in our way, we’ll put you on your shelf

[Chorus]

Round and round
With love we’ll find a way just give it time, time, time, time
Round and round
What comes around goes around
I’ll tell you why, why, why, why
Round and round

Written by Warren DeMartini, Robbin Crosby and Stephen Pearcy

21 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Round And Round” by Ratt

  1. Excellent song and like so many others, it got me seriously into Ratt. Still, I wouldn’t want Warren DeMartini crashing through the ceiling and landing on my table when I’m trying to eat my dinner. Even if he does nail a great guitar solo.

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