What’s up, Rat Rock Nation?!   It’s East Side Dave from the Morning Rat Race here!   And guess what?   It’s Sopranos Week, baby!   Bang!

And that’s because the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, hits theaters and HBO Max this Friday (October 1st)!   As a result, we’re gonna be posting Sopranos content throughout the week!

First up….it’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Rock Song Moments In The Sopranos!   Enjoy!   And get YOUR tickets for The Many Saints of Newark at TheBasie.org!   Bada-bing!


5.) “World Destruction” by Johnny Rotten and Afrika Bambaataa

Kicking off Season 4 with dark menace and paranoia, the track perfectly fits The Sopranos in a post-9/11 world.


4.) “Rock The Casbah” by The Clash

Tony chases New York mobster Phil Leotardo while this classic from The Clash plays in the somewhat hysterical scene.   “Where ya gonna go?!”



3.) “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory” by Johnny Thunders

The former lead guitarist for the New York Dolls is given center stage in this prophetic Season 2 scene that subtly predicts the ultimate demise of Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero.



2.) “Every Breath You Take” by The Police mashed up with “The Peter Gunn Theme” by Henry Mancini

You take The Police’s greatest song and mash it up with a classic television show theme song, mix in FBI surveillance and gangsters, and you get magic.


1.) “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

What else could be number one?   The Sopranos literally took this song, resurrected it, and made it a singalong at bars and sports events alike.   Series Finale.   The End.   Perfection.






"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.