The Six Teens (song)
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|"The Six Teens"|
|Single by Sweet|
|from the album Desolation Boulevard|
|B-side||"Burn on the Flame"|
|Genre||Hard rock, glam rock|
|Writer(s)||Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman|
|Producer(s)||Phil Wainman, Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman|
|Sweet singles chronology|
"The Six Teens" (often spelled as "The Sixteens") is a 1974 song by British glam rock band Sweet, written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, appearing on Sweet's album Desolation Boulevard. The song was Sweet's first single simply as "Sweet" (previously, the band was known as The Sweet).
The song was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The song is about a failed youth rebellion, and tells about the fate of six kids who are growing up in the revolutionary rhetoric of the 60s. The title "the six teens" is a word play on the number sixteen (16), separated changing the meaning to refer to six teenagers instead. The song was the second last single by Sweet written by Chinn and Chapman, before they finally left the band alone.
Most of the song is slow and melodic, but at the same time, the song is mostly a hard rock song. Guitarist Andy Scott played both acoustic and distorted guitars for the song. As a B-side, the band did record "Burn on the Flame", who was credited to all the group's members.
The single reached the top 10 spot in several European countries, and #1 in Denmark. It was the 10th time that happened, as all of the groups singles had reached number #1 in Denmark.