Because They're Young (song)

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"Because They're Young"
Single by Duane Eddy
from the album $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang
B-side"Rebel Walk"
ReleasedApril 1960
GenreInstrumental rock, rock and roll
LabelJamie Records 1156
Songwriter(s)Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa, Wally Gold
Producer(s)Lee Hazlewood, Lester Sill
Duane Eddy singles chronology
"Because They're Young"

"Because They're Young" is a song performed by Duane Eddy. The song appeared on his 1960 album, $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang.[1]


"Because They're Young" was written by Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa, and Wally Gold, and was produced by Lee Hazlewood and Lester Sill.[2] The song ranked #37 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1960.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart. [4] In the US, "Because They're Young" went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #17 on the R&B chart.[5]

Other versions[edit]

  • James Darren also released the song as a single in 1960. The song went to #29 in the UK[6] and #4 in New Zealand.[7]
  • Helen Shapiro released the song in 10th march 1962.

In media[edit]

The song was featured in the 1960 movie, Because They're Young.


  1. ^ Duane Eddy, $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang Retrieved January 25, 2014
  2. ^ Duane Eddy, "Because They're Young" single release Retrieved January 25, 2014
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1960". Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Duane Eddy, "Because They're Young" Chart Positions Retrieved January 25, 2014
  5. ^ Duane Eddy, "Because They're Young" Chart Positions Retrieved January 25, 2014
  6. ^ James Darren, "Because They're Young" Chart Position Retrieved January 25, 2014
  7. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 8 September 1960