“Roxy Roller” – Nick Gilder


When this song was recorded by Gilder’s band Sweeney Todd in 1975, it was a #1 hit in Canada. When Gilder left the group, a young Canadian named Bryan Adams took over as lead vocalist. While it didn’t make many inroads in America, it was an influential glitter rock track. Suzi Quatro recorded a cover.  And the version on this clip wound up on the soundtrack for 2010’s “The Runaways” during the infamous opening scene (and if you’ve seen it, you know what scene I’m talking about).  Gilder later went on to have a US #1 hit in 1978 with “Hot Child in the City” and later wrote Scandal’s 1984 hit “The Warrior.”