Hey Nineteen

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"Hey Nineteen"
Hey Nineteen cover.jpg
Single by Steely Dan
from the album Gaucho
B-side"Bodhisattva (Live)"
ReleasedNovember 1980
Recorded1978
GenreJazz fusion, soft rock
Length5:10
4:44 (7" version)
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Producer(s)Gary Katz
Steely Dan singles chronology
"Josie"
(1978)
"Hey Nineteen"
(1980)
"Time Out of Mind"
(1981)

"Hey Nineteen" is a song by the band Steely Dan from their album Gaucho (1980).

Background[edit]

According to one reviewer's interpretation, the song "was about a middle-aged man's disappointment with a young lover ("Hey Nineteen, that's 'Retha Franklin / She don't remember the Queen of Soul / It's hard times befallen the Soul Survivors / She thinks I'm crazy but I'm just growing old")."[1]

Charts[edit]

"Hey Nineteen" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1981,[2] #11 Adult Contemporary,[3] and #68 on the R&B Singles chart.[4] With a chart run of 19 weeks, "Hey Nineteen" is tied with "Peg" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" for being their longest-running chart hit.

Chart history[edit]

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Layman, Will. Jazz Today: The Strange, Mixed Fate of Steely Dan (April 10, 2006). Accessed July 31, 2006. Archived June 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Steely Dan USA chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 228.
  4. ^ a b Allmusic. (((Gaucho > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles))). Accessed July 31, 2006.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1981-02-14. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, February 14, 1981
  8. ^ The 1981 Top 100 Singles chart is identified by the RPM Year-End article "Top 100 Singles (1981)". RPM. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  9. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  10. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1981

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