A Dorchester state representative has filed a bill to make Roadrunner, first recorded by Modern Lovers in the '70s, as the official rock song of the Commonwealth.
State Rep. Martin “Marty” Walsh filed a bill last week to make Roadrunner the official rock song of Massachusetts, reported Boston.com.
Natick native Jonathan Richman wrote the song Roadrunner, which is about driving at night along Route 128.
Massachusetts already has a state folk song (Arlo Guthrie’s “Massachusetts”) and polka (“Say Hello to Someone From Massachusetts”); but with homegrown rock bands like Aerosmith, Boston, the J. Geils Band and the Dropkick Murphys, should Roadrunner be the state's rock song?
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