Seventeen (Winger song)

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Single by Winger
from the album Winger
Released November 1988
Genre Glam metal
Length 4:11
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Beau Hill
Producer(s) Beau Hill
Winger singles chronology
"Headed for a Heartbreak"

"Seventeen" is a single released by the American rock band Winger, from their album Winger. Released in 1988, the song charted at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its pop metal sound, Kip Winger points out that the tune is musically a progressive song and that it is actually quite challenging to play and sing simultaneously. Along with Headed for a Heartbreak, it is Winger's most popular song for which they are most remembered.[1]

The B-side for this single was the album cut "Hangin' On."

It is featured on the video games, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s for PlayStation 2 and Saints Row for the Xbox 360.

The song was named the 87th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[2]

On the show Beavis & Butt-Head, Butt-Head comments that this is the theme song for Joey Buttafuoco, who was then known in those times through the Amy Fisher scandal.


  1. ^ "Metal Sludge Rewind with Kip Winger". Metal Sludge. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ " music". Retrieved February 5, 2009.