Halfway to Sanity is the tenth studio album by American punk band the Ramones. It was released on September 15, 1987, and the last album to featureRichie RamoneHalfway to Sanity features the songs "I Wanna Live" and "Garden of Serenity", which were later remastered on the Ramones compilationLoud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits.

Debbie Harry of Blondie provides backing vocals on "Go Lil' Camaro Go", and Dee Dee Ramone sings lead vocals on "I Lost My Mind".

"A Real Cool Time" almost certainly features a melodic homage to Cheap Trick's "So Good to See You" from their 1977 In Color album. Joey and Cheap Trick shared a mutual admiration and they played Joey's posthumous birthday party show in 2001.

"I Wanna Live", the album's opening track, was on the soundtrack to the 2006 video game Tony Hawk's Project 8.


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Track listing[edit]Edit

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wanna Live"   Dee Dee RamoneDaniel Rey 2:36
2. "Bop 'Til You Drop"   Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone 2:09
3. "Garden of Serenity"   Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey 2:35
4. "Weasel Face"   Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone 1:49
5. "Go Lil' Camaro Go"   Dee Dee Ramone 2:00
6. "I Know Better Now"   Richie Ramone 2:37
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Death of Me"   Joey Ramone 2:39
8. "I Lost My Mind"   Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone 1:33
9. "A Real Cool Time"   Joey Ramone 2:38
10. "I'm Not Jesus"   Richie Ramone 2:52
11. "Bye Bye Baby"   Joey Ramone 4:33
12. "Worm Man"   Dee Dee Ramone 1:52



Additional musicians[edit]Edit

Additional personnel[edit]Edit

  • Jorge Esteban - Engineer
  • Howard Shillingford - Assistant Engineer
  • DJ Walker - Assistant Engineer
  • Joe Blaney - Mixer


Chart (1987) Peak


US Billboard 200[4] 172

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