Youth Gone Wild

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This article is about the song by Skid Row. For the Taiwanese comic, see Youth Gone Wild (manhua).
"Youth Gone Wild"
Single by Skid Row
from the album Skid Row
Released 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Glam metal, heavy metal
Length 3:21
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Skid Row singles chronology
"Youth Gone Wild"
(1989)
"18 and Life"
(1989)
"Youth Gone Wild/ Delivering the Goods"
Single by Skid Row
from the album B-Side Ourselves
Released 1992
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo
Producer(s) Michael Wagener
Skid Row singles chronology
"In a Darkened Room"
(1991)
"Youth Gone Wild / Delivering the Goods"
(1992)
"My Enemy"
(1995)

"Youth Gone Wild" is the debut single from Skid Row's eponymous debut album.

Its music video received heavy airplay on MTV; however, while the album itself was a major hit and went multi-platinum in the U.S. and other countries, "Youth Gone Wild" as a single only reached #99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #20 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1]

The song was re-released in 1992 on the B-Side Ourselves album with Delivering the Goods single and charted again at #22 on the UK Singles chart.[2]

The song is played at many sports arenas including at the United Center when the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice. The State College Moose of the Nittany Hockey League also use it as their theme song during warm-ups. "Youth Gone Wild" is also featured as a playable song on the Guitar Hero: On Tour game for the Nintendo DS, the drum simulation game Rock Revolution, and as downloadable content for Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol Encore 2 for the PlayStation 3.[3] It is also part of the soundtrack for Brütal Legend.

This song was also featured in WWJ as the theme for the returning Isaac O'Neill and has been covered by several bands including HammerFall, Sign, Norther, and Asking Alexandria. The song is also currently being used as one of the football highlight songs on ESPN.

Track listing[edit]

Japanese 2-track CD, released in 1989[edit]

  1. "Youth Gone Wild"
  2. "Sweet Little Sister"

Youth Gone Wild/Delivering The Goods single cd, released in 1992[edit]

  1. "Youth Gone Wild"
  2. "Delivering the Goods" (live, Judas Priest cover)
  3. "Psycho Therapy (Ramones cover)"
  4. "Get The Fuck Out"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Skid Row charts and awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "Skid Row chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. 
  3. ^ Grace Chen, "PlayStation Store Update," PlayStation.Blog (Mar. 26).

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