500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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The Crystals, 'He's A Rebel'

267. The Crystals, 'He's A Rebel'

Writer: Gene Pitney
Producer: Phil Spector
Released: Aug. '62, Philles
18 weeks; No. 1

The Crystals were from Brooklyn, but Spector was in Los Angeles to record "He’s a Rebel." So he recorded this celebration of teenage bad boys with Darlene Love and the Blossoms under the Crystals name. A sobering footnote: Spector was just 21 years old.

Appears on: Best of the Crystals (ABKCO)

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