Because They're Young (song)

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"Because They're Young"
Single by Duane Eddy
from the album $1,000,000 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 an instrumental performed by Duane Eddy. It appeared on his 1960 album, $1,000,000 Worth of Twang.[1]

Background[edit]

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

Chart performance[edit]

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

Other versions[edit]

  • James Darren released a vocal version as a single in 1960. It went to #29 in the UK[6] and #4 in New Zealand.[7]
  • Helen Shapiro put out her rendition on 10 March 1962.

In media[edit]

The song was featured in the 1960 movie, Because They're Young sung by Jimmy Darren and arranged by Ernie Freeman.

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Duane Eddy, "Because They're Young" Chart Positions[permanent dead link] Retrieved January 25, 2014
  5. ^ Duane Eddy, "Because They're Young" Chart Positions[permanent dead link] 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