* BaseBreaker: ''Music/EndOfTheCentury,'' produced by no less than Phil Spector and presenting a somewhat LighterAndSofter Ramones.
** Their latter-day albums with C. J. Ramone. It's more accurate to say that C. J. himself seems a bit of a BaseBreaker.
* CoveredUp: "I Don't Want to Grow Up" was by Music/TomWaits from ''Music/BoneMachine'' (it helps they've written many songs that are either "I Wanna X" or "I Don't Want X").
* CriticalDissonance: At least regarding album sales, as the band is popular with critics and has many fans but never had a studio album above #44 at the Billboard 200, and only had two certified records (Gold for both the compilation ''Ramones Mania'' and the DVD ''Raw'').
* EarWorm: The repetitive and to-the-point lyrics and music turn most of their discography into this.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Marky is better remembered as the Ramones' drummer than Tommy.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The band helped launch PunkRock in Britain. (And, for that matter, everywhere else.)
* GrandfatherClause: Despite the fact that they admitted to being highly pop influenced, they are almost never subject to the [[NoTrueScotsman "pop-punk, not punk"]] mentality that dedicated punk fans hold, all because of being one of the first punk bands.
** Their last studio album is called "¡Adios Amigos!" ("¡Goodbye, buddies!"). After such album and the consequent tour, the band disbanded, and the four founding members died of different illnesses.
** Joey's solo song, "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'' is heartbreaking under the circumstances — by the time it was released, lymphoma had already taken his life.
** The music video of "Pet Sematary" features the band at a cemetery, performing to which a ''tombstone'' is put ontop of them as they're technically buried alive. This is ''worse'' now that all Joey, Johnny, and Dee Dee Ramone are gone (Tommy as well tragically, but he wasn't in the band anymore during the time the band recorded ''Brain Drain'').
* HilariousInHindsight: Joey rejecting ping pong and the Viet Cong in "I'm Against It": Anyone remember ''Film/ForrestGump''?
* SeasonalRot: The general consensus is that this happened sometime after ''Music/RoadToRuin''. Whether this includes ''Music/EndOfTheCentury'' or not is the [[BaseBreaker subject of debate]].
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: As with a lot of other punk bands, suffers from this in spades.
* SignatureSong: "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Sedated".
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''Music/RocketToRussia'', due to its UsefulNotes/ColdWar associations.
* VindicatedByHistory: They were not very popular during their day (at least in their home country, as the punk movement was mostly underground) but are today a staple of classic rock radio.