Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth is the fourth studio album by Joan Jett and the third to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. The album was released in 1984 and reissued in 1998 with seven bonus tracks. The title of the album was taken from a line of dialogue in an episode of The Honeymooners.
MCA Records had trouble pulling a successful single from the album. They released two music videos for the songs "I Need Someone" and "I Love You Love Me Love" (its title shortened to "I Love You Love"), but only "I Love You Love" was released in the 7-inch format (backed with a live version of "Talkin' 'Bout My Baby"). In the UK, "I Need Someone" was released as a 12-inch single, but the vocal differed from the album version. "Cherry Bomb" was remixed by Mark S. Berry and released as a promotional 12-inch single in the US on red vinyl, coupled with an instrumental titled "Bombs Away". The record sleeve featured Jett firing up a large plastic cherry with a Bic lighter. "Hide and Seek" and "I Can't Control Myself" were produced by Thom Panunzio and Kenny Laguna. Both originally appeared on the Venezuelan release of the Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth album (which was titled I Need Someone for that country). "Bird Dog" was produced by Kenny Laguna. It originally appeared as the B-side of the British 12" single, "I Need Someone".
"Talkin' 'Bout My Baby" was produced by John Aiosa and Kenny Laguna. It originally appeared as the B-side of "I Love You Love Me Love" and was recorded live at CBGB in New York City on October 11, 1984.