Young World (song)

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"Young World"
Single by Ricky Nelson
B-side "Summertime"
Released February 24, 1962
Genre Ballad
Length 2:23
Label Imperial Records
Writer(s) Jerry Fuller
Ricky Nelson singles chronology
"A Wonder Like You"/"Everlovin'"
"Young World"
"Teen Age Idol"

"Young World" is a song written by Jerry Fuller and performed by Ricky Nelson. It was released as a single in 1962 on Imperial Records.


The personnel on "Young World" included The Wrecking Crew guitarist Glen Campbell and Nelson session regular James Burton on lead guitar. Joe Osborn played bass, with Ritchie Frost on drums and Jim Pierce on piano.

"Young World" has also been recorded by Arthur Alexander (album You Better Move On/ 1962), James Darren (album Love Among the Young/ 1964), and by Detlef Engel ("Isabella" German/ 1962).

The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] It also attained the #19 spot in the UK.[2]


  1. ^ Allmusic Ricky Nelson chart history
  2. ^ Ricky Nelson, "Young World" Chart Positions Retrieved April 9, 2014