Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: ‘Eighteen’- Alice Cooper. February 20, 1971.
- Single: ‘Eighteen’- Alice Cooper
- Record Company- Warner Brothers
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith
- Time: 2:59
- B-side”Is It My Body’
- Album- Love It To Death
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #21 13 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
This was the first chart hit for Alice Cooper. Overall from 1971-91 21 Hot 100 hits with 11 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was towards the end of his chart run- 1989’s ‘Poison” #7.” Vincent Furnier was born in 1948 in Detroit but raised in Phoenix. He was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. The original Alice Cooper Band- the ‘classic’ period broke up in 1974.
It’s a great song and I would have laid money on it that it came out the year I turned 18, but it didn’t. Why is my memory faulty on this?
could it be when you first heard it?
It was getting a lot of airplay and I distinctly remember feeling how cool it was that this song was popular when I myself was turning 18. Could it have been a hit later in some parts of the country than others?
While I haven’t closely followed Alice Cooper, I like some of his songs including this tune. And he’s still at it. He has a new album, ‘Detroit Stories,’ coming out on Feb 26.
I included his cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Rock & Roll’ in my last ‘Sunday Six’. There are also two other (original) tunes that are already available. Sounds like fun!
He’s the man. Maaaan
I was 19 when the song was released–close enough to 18, though.
I said it before , I liked Alice back then.