The Six Teens (song)
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|"The Six Teens"|
|Single by Sweet|
|from the album Desolation Boulevard|
|B-side||"Burn on the Flame"|
|Genre||Hard rock, glam rock|
|Writer(s)||Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman|
|Producer(s)||Phil Wainman, Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman|
|Sweet singles chronology|
"The Six Teens" (often spelled as "The Sixteens") is a 1974 song by British glam rock band Sweet, written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, appearing on Sweet's album Desolation Boulevard. The song was Sweet's first single simply as "Sweet" (previously, the band was known as The Sweet).
The song references six teenagers growing up in the revolutionary rhetoric of the 1960s. The song was the penultimate single written by Chinn and Chapman for the band and the last on which long-time producer Phil Wainman assisted.
The song features softer acoustic verses contrasted with heavier electric guitar-based choruses and was regarded something of a significant departure from the band's glam-rock sound heard on previous singles. Guitarist Andy Scott, when introducing the song in his current band's live show, often states he regards it as Chinn and Chapman's best work.
The single reached the top 10 in several European countries, and was the band's 10th #1 in Denmark.
The B-side is the band composition "Burn on the Flame".