‘Roadrunner’ as state’s official rock song? ‘Dream On’


Just days after the Modern Lovers classic “Roadrunnerwas proposed as the state’s official rock song, a competing tune emerged as a possibility. Duxbury Representative Josh Cutler and Marshfield Representative James Cantwell filed a bill Monday to name Aerosmith’s “Dream On” the state’s official rock song. The two Democrats cite the tune’s inclusion in Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 greatest songs of all time. “Steve Tyler plays a huge part in the community affairs in Marshfield, and I can’t think of a better song to represent the state,” Cantwell told us Monday. “In the pantheon of rock ’n’ roll, Aerosmith is the best band from Massachusetts.” He said he likes “Roadrunner,” written in the early 1970s by Jonathan Richman, but thinks “Dream On” is a better choice. “It’s a classic ballad that’s all about holding on to your dreams and seizing opportunity.”

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