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Bad Reputation
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Lyrics


I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
You're living in the past it's a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do and that's
What I'm gonna do
An' I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation

Oh no, not me
An' I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
Never said I wanted to improve my station
An' I'm only doin' good
While I'm havin' fun
An' I don't have to please no one
An' I don't give a damn
'Bout my bad reputation

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

I don't give a damn
'Bout my reputation
I've never been afraid of any deviation
An' I don't really care
If ya think I'm strange
I ain't gonna change
An' I'm never gonna care
'Bout my bad reputation

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

Pedal boys!
An' I don't give a damn
'Bout my reputation
The world's in trouble
There's no communication
An' everyone can say what they want to say
It never gets better anyway
So why should I care
'Bout a bad reputation anyway
Oh no, not me
Oh no, not me

I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
You're living in the past it's a new generation
An' I only feel good when I got no pain
An' that's how I'm gonna stay
An' I don't give a damn
'Bout my bad reputation

Oh no, not me
Oh no, not
Not me, not me, not me!

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Joan Jett, Kenneth Laguna, Martin Kupersmith, Ritchie Cordell

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Lev Realness

@Vanessa Gutierrez- Ramirez Good point/perspective. I'm obvie "team Joan", but I actually kinda respect Kim for going after her law degree to be fair. People say the Kardashian's "do nothing"/are "famous for being famous" - and that's semi-true in the literal sense - but they work nonstop, if you think about it. They never have a minute off, and that shit comes with a price. Can you imagine your own mom being in on making your name/your entire family's livelihood off of a pre-meditated/deliberate sex tape "leak" you did when you were barely an adult?

Idk, I just see it as if they'll never be "normal" - nor have they ever really been... Let alone have they ever really even had a choice (especially the youngest two... forget about Kim's/Kylie's/Khloe's/Kourtney's offspring... And, I'm in no way meaning to insinuate anything negative about their parenting abilities, particularly as I myself am not a mother... I don't doubt they love their children. Kris is the "mastermind", but who knows her intentions - I'm not trying to imply she's a bad person...just a very shrewd one...)

I'm not defending the vacuous culture or toxic femininity they represent, but if you really think about it, it's not the "easy" or "glamorous" life everyone thinks it is... They don't seem happy in the truest sense, imo. And, I wish happiness for everyone, truthfully...

They need to have pretty thick skin, if you think about it. I couldn't handle that life, personally. I'm too private/sensitive. They're just as "tough" as Joan, but in a very polar opposite way (at least regarding public image/how they're perceived...)

I know I'm making this way deeper than probably necessary, but we (not "us", literally) - but "we" as a society - co-created them... Their popularity probably says more about America/the modern world (and, I'm American, so I don't mean that in an "anti" respect, just a fact/observation...) than it does about them, actually... They're just cashing in on the masses' interest/shift in pop culture...just like Paris Hilton before them, etc...

So long as there's a market or audience, right?

Sorry for the rant, you just got me thinking... And, I mean no hate towards anyone. I try not to "judge" - I'm hopefully expressing my opinion as respectfully as possible... There's (I hope) a discernable difference.

I love Sociology (I majored in Behavioural Sciences, lol. Go figure... 🤷🏻) - so this stuff fascinates me.



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azure rainbow

Joan Jett must've been proud of Ronda Rousey for choosing this song as her entrance theme music in the UFC and then again again in the WWE.

Reclamation

Rousey flamed out😬

Hailie Waldon

Every other girl in my school: Kim kardasian
Me: Joan Jett

Momoskillz Aka JoJo91

Lmao.

derp

@Vanessa Gutierrez- Ramirez Kim is famous for her dad getting off a murderer and making a sex film. She has mainstreamed the bimbofication fetish. That's the entirety of her life's accomplishments. Joan Jett had a "Bad Reputation" because she actually created something and took on an image that rubbed people wrong. She stood up for her beliefs and viewpoints as they were expressed through her art.. Kim and her entire worthless family doesn't believe in anything but fame and money and they've created nothing of value with their entire time on this planet.

Lev Realness

@Salty bread J Feminism IS (or should be) about "choice"... (Like you were saying - I'm agreeing with you. I hope it didn't come across otherwise...)

Lev Realness

@Vanessa Gutierrez- Ramirez Good point/perspective. I'm obvie "team Joan", but I actually kinda respect Kim for going after her law degree to be fair. People say the Kardashian's "do nothing"/are "famous for being famous" - and that's semi-true in the literal sense - but they work nonstop, if you think about it. They never have a minute off, and that shit comes with a price. Can you imagine your own mom being in on making your name/your entire family's livelihood off of a pre-meditated/deliberate sex tape "leak" you did when you were barely an adult?

Idk, I just see it as if they'll never be "normal" - nor have they ever really been... Let alone have they ever really even had a choice (especially the youngest two... forget about Kim's/Kylie's/Khloe's/Kourtney's offspring... And, I'm in no way meaning to insinuate anything negative about their parenting abilities, particularly as I myself am not a mother... I don't doubt they love their children. Kris is the "mastermind", but who knows her intentions - I'm not trying to imply she's a bad person...just a very shrewd one...)

I'm not defending the vacuous culture or toxic femininity they represent, but if you really think about it, it's not the "easy" or "glamorous" life everyone thinks it is... They don't seem happy in the truest sense, imo. And, I wish happiness for everyone, truthfully...

They need to have pretty thick skin, if you think about it. I couldn't handle that life, personally. I'm too private/sensitive. They're just as "tough" as Joan, but in a very polar opposite way (at least regarding public image/how they're perceived...)

I know I'm making this way deeper than probably necessary, but we (not "us", literally) - but "we" as a society - co-created them... Their popularity probably says more about America/the modern world (and, I'm American, so I don't mean that in an "anti" respect, just a fact/observation...) than it does about them, actually... They're just cashing in on the masses' interest/shift in pop culture...just like Paris Hilton before them, etc...

So long as there's a market or audience, right?

Sorry for the rant, you just got me thinking... And, I mean no hate towards anyone. I try not to "judge" - I'm hopefully expressing my opinion as respectfully as possible... There's (I hope) a discernable difference.

I love Sociology (I majored in Behavioural Sciences, lol. Go figure... 🤷🏻) - so this stuff fascinates me.

alexis diaz

Oh god you sound like “I’m not like other girls”

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clg0003

Ya see girls? It's OK to have a bad reputation. Be like Joan Jett.

Salty bread J

Me and my dad love joan jett

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