Twisted Sister Releases Stay Hungry – May 10, 1984
Posted 5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

Twisted Sister Releases Stay Hungry – May 10, 1984


Conversation Starters

  • Back in ‘84, Twisted Sister released the album “Stay Hungry,” which championed the rebellious anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”  What’s your favorite rock anthem?
  • Today marks the 29th anniversary of Twisted Sister’s album “Stay Hungry.” “We’re Not Gonna Take It” or “I Wanna Rock”?

Fast Facts

  • U.S. Release Date: May 10, 1984 via Atlantic Records
  • LP Producer: Tom Werman
  • Stay Hungry  is Twisted Sister’s 3rd studio album
  • The album was recorded from February – March, 1984 at: Record Plant, New York City; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA; and Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
  • While Twisted Sister’s two previous albums had failed to capture an audience outside of their New York-base, Stay Hungry’s monster hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” would become the buzz of radio and MTV
  • Twisted Sister made a cameo appearance in the 1985 film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, in which they performed the song “Burn In Hell”
  • Lead-singer Dee Snider’s 1999 film, the Stephen King-influenced Strangeland, was based on the two segments of Stay Hungry’s “Horror-Teria,” with Snider himself starring as Captain Howdy
  • In 2004, Twisted Sister re-recorded and re-released the tracks from the 1984 album under the title Still Hungry
  • In August 2012, frontman Dee Snyder announced his disapproval of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan using Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as intro music at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania

Track Listing:

  1. “Stay Hungry”
  2. “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
  3. “Burn in Hell”
  4. “Horror-Teria (The Beginning): A) Captain Howdy, B) Street Justice”
  5. “I Wanna Rock”
  6. “The Price”
  7. “Don’t Let Me Down”
  8. “The Beast”
  9. “S.M.F.”

Singles (w/ Billboard Hot 100 rankings):

  1. “We’re Not Gonna Take It” – peaked at #21
  2. “I Wanna Rock” – peaked at #68

Billboard Top 200

  • Stay Hungry peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums


  • Certified 3X Platinum –November 10th, 1995




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