Editors’ Notes In the '80s, when the charts were dominated by synthesisers and drum machines, the Stray Cats busted through with something new by reaching back to the '50s for their cues. The raucous rockabilly stomp of their breakthrough 1981 hit, "Rock This Town", and the finger-snapping bop of their follow-up smash, the sinuous cool-cat anthem "Stray Cat Strut", were at odds with everything else in the Top 40 at the time. But their combination of retro quiffs-and-denim cool and brash, young energy made them a movement unto themselves.

SONG
ALBUM
Rock This Town
3:25
 
Stray Cat Strut
3:15
 
Rock It Off
40
2:59
 
(She's) Sexy + 17
3:30
 
Rumble In Brighton
3:13
 
Cat Fight (Over a Dog Like Me)
40
2:14
 
Built for Speed
2:54
 
Cry Danger
40
3:09
 
Look At That Cadillac
4:01
 
Runaway Boys
2:59
 
I Won't Stand In Your Way
3:57
 
Gene and Eddie
3:20
 
Race With the Devil
3:00
 
Rockabilly Rules
2:51
 
Sleepwalk
3:32
 

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