18 and Life

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For the Canadian television series with a similar name, see 18 to Life
"18 and Life"
Single by Skid Row
from the album Skid Row
Released June 16, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Glam metal, heavy metal
Length 3:51
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Certification Gold
Skid Row singles chronology
"Youth Gone Wild"
(1989)
"18 and Life"
(1989)
"I Remember You"
(1989)

"18 and Life" is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their eponymous debut album. The song was to be the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[1] It was named the 60th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[2] It was certified Gold on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies.[3] The song also charted at No. 12 on the UK Singles chart.[4]

Chart performances[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 50
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 17
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[8] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 4
US Mainstream Rock Tracks[9] 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic Billboard singles". Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "spreadit.org music". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum database". Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Skid Row chart stats". Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada: Top Singles". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Skid Row – 18 and Life". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Skid Row – 18 and Life". Singles Top 60.
  8. ^ "Chart Stats - Skid Row". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  9. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Skid Row > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-03.