500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Alice Cooper, 'I'm Eighteen'

Writers: Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Cooper, Dennis Dunway, Neal Smith
Producers: Bob Erzin, Jack Richardson
Released: Feb. '71, Warner Bros.
13 weeks; No. 21

Before "I'm Eighteen," Cooper was just another hairy rock oddball. But this proto-punk smash defined the age when, in Cooper's words, you're "old enough to be drafted but not old enough to vote." A few years later, Johnny Rotten sang this at his audition for the Sex Pistols; by then, Cooper was a guest on The Muppet Show.

Appears on: Love It to Death (Warner Bros.)

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