Seventeen (Boyd Bennett song)

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"Seventeen" is a popular song, written by Boyd Bennett in 1955.[1]

Three versions of the song charted in 1955 in the United States. The original version, recorded by Bennett, reached No. 5 on the US Billboard chart.[2] The Fontane Sisters made a cover version, which did even better, reaching No. 3. Rusty Draper's version charted at No. 18.[3][4]

In the United Kingdom, Frankie Vaughan recorded a version of the song. It peaked at No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart in December 1955.[5]


  1. ^ "Seventeen - Boyd Bennett | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  2. ^ "RAB Hall of Fame: Boyd Bennett". 1924-12-07. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Rusty Draper - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000, ISBN 978-0823076901
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 583. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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