How to Learn Singing “Blitzkrieg Bop” from The Ramones

Learning to Sing ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by The Ramones

The Ramones’ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ is a classic punk rock song known for its edgy and raw vocals. Featuring yell singing and minimal melody, it requires maintaining a rough, high-energy sound throughout.

Getting Started

Firstly, understand your own vocal range to recognize if the song falls into a comfortable pitch for you. If not, consider transposing it to match your range. Here’s a great article on voice types to understand your vocals better.

Yell Singing

The main technique used in ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ doesn’t involve traditionally clean vocal production but something called ‘yell singing’. This sound is achieved by using a strong, forceful version of your speaking voice, not unlike shouting, and is used to express high-energy, rebellious emotions. Do ensure it is done healthily to avoid vocal damage. Our guide on vocal health can help with this.

This technique is also widely used in other punk rock or heavy metal music like ‘Anarchy in the UK’ by Sex Pistols and ‘Master of Puppets’ by Metallica.


Understanding resonance is key to maintaining volume and intensity. Placing your sound forward into your hard palate or your nasal/pharyngeal area can assist in achieving the ‘loudspeaking’ quality of the Ramones without straining.


Utilize our pitch training to improve your ability to stay on key even with this aggressive style of singing. Regular practice on the vocal pitch monitor can also help you track your progress and improve your pitch accuracy.


‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ isn’t just about the right notes – it’s also about the right attitude! When you are ready, work up to a performance, remembering to include the raw energy and emotion that typifies punk rock. Overcoming stage fright and improving your performance skills are as essential as the best vocal techniques, helping you to deliver a convincing version of the song. Our articles on overcoming stage fright and performing on stage would be extremely useful here.

In Conclusion

To truly nail ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, put in consistent practice, maintain good vocal health, and bring your punk rock attitude. Happy singing!