* 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.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** 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 ó by the time it was released, lymphoma had already taken his life.
* HilariousInHindsight: Joey rejecting ping pong and the Viet Cong in "I'm Against It": Anyone remember ''Film/ForrestGump''?
* MagnumOpus: Usually ''Music/{{Ramones}}'', though ''Music/RocketToRussia'' and ''Music/LeaveHome'' also are strong contenders.
* 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.
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