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.

(Update:)
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)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_faWEGDd5g

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

Groovy!
Bee Ladd