Younger Girl

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"Younger Girl"
Single by The Critters
from the album Younger Girl
Released 1966
Recorded 1965
Length 2:27
Label Kapp
Writer(s) John Sebastian

"Younger Girl" is a song written by John Sebastian and originally recorded by his band, The Lovin' Spoonful, for their 1965 debut album Do You Believe in Magic.[1] The song is basically Prison Wall Blues (1930) by Cannon's Jug Stompers, with a few lyrical changes. The American pop group, The Critters, covered the song and released it as a single in 1966. It reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song also was recorded by the West-coast studio group and surf act The Hondells and released on 45 (Mercury 72562) in 1966. The song made it up to #42 in the Hot 100.


  1. ^ Allmusic album info
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 127. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.