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
Length1:59
LabelJamie Records 1156
Songwriter(s)Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa, Wally Gold
Producer(s)Lee Hazlewood, Lester Sill
Duane Eddy singles chronology
"Shazam!"
(1960)
"Because They're Young"
(1960)
"Kommotion"
(1960)

"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]

Background[edit]

"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.

References[edit]

  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