Sunday, November 2, 2008

5 Classic Songs Written By Teenagers (Updated!)

1.) "Gimme Some Loving" - Spencer Davis Group.

Steve Winwood was 19 when he wrote this timeless song. Hear it but once and you'll never forget that beat.

2.) "I Want You Back" - Jackson Five

Wow, Michael was only eleven when the J5 came out with this masterpiece. Not technically a teenager, I know, but how can one ignore this song? Cannot.

3.) "Green Onions" - Booker T and the MG's

Booker T. Jones was 17 when Green Onions hit in 1962.

4.) "That'll Be The Day" - Buddy Holly

Sweet, loveable, cuddly Buddy Holly was 19 when he wrote "That'll Be the Day" based on a line from the John Wayne film "The Searchers."

5.) "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

Frankie Lymon was a tender 13 years old when this came out in January of '56.

Amazingness is where you find it.
I'm sure to be missing a ton. Help me fill in the blanks.

SuperForester Barbara so helpfully pointed out none other than Little Stevie Wonder, who was 15 (!) when he wrote "Uptight (Everything is Alright)" in 1965.

And here it is:

1 comment:

bee said...

Hi Jackson,

Stevie Wonder wrote this amazing little ditty at the pre-ripened age of 15.

“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”

Not only is he a fabulous creative entity, he is also actively involved in movements for
social and political change.

Bee Ladd