“Rock This Town” is the second single by American rockabilly band Stray Cats, released February 6, 1981 by Arista Records in the UK, where it peaked at No. 9 on the Singles Chart. It was taken from the band’s 1981 debut album, Stray Cats.
Its first US release, by EMI America, was on the June 1982 album Built for Speed. Released as a single on August 31, 1982, it debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 18, 1982, and peaked at No. 9.
The song was listed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”.
The song was covered in the 2006 video game Guitar Hero II.
“Rock This Town” was featured in the 2006 video games Cars and Elite Beat Agents, and in the TV show The Americans (2013).