When I Was a Youngster

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"When I Was a Youngster"
Single by Rizzle Kicks
from the album Stereo Typical
Released 21 October 2011
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 2:55
Label Universal Island
Writer(s) Jordan Stephens, Harley Alexander-Sule, James Dring, Jody Street
Producer(s) The Rural
Rizzle Kicks singles chronology
"Heart Skips a Beat"
"When I Was A Youngster"

"When I Was a Youngster" is the second official single released by British hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, from their debut studio album, Stereo Typical. The single was released on 21 October 2011 in the United Kingdom. The song samples a ska sample from "Revolution Rock" by The Clash. A music video to accompany the release of "When I Was A Youngster" was uploaded to YouTube on 7 September 2011 at a total length of two minutes and fifty-nine seconds. It features British musician Ed Sheeran throwing shoes at Rizzle Kicks.[1] The duo performed the song live for the first time on The Xtra Factor on 23 October 2011. It was featured in the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Track listing[edit]

Promotional CD single
No. Title Length
1. "When I Was a Youngster" 2:55
Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "When I Was a Youngster" 2:55
2. "Superheroes" 1:50
3. "When I Was a Youngster" (Sonic Eclipse Remix) 5:27
4. "When I Was a Youngster" (Mark System's Digital Soundboy Remix) 4:56


Chart Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 41
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 11
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[5] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 21 October 2011[7] Digital download Universal Island Records


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