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Authority Song by John Mellencamp

Album: Uh-HuhReleased: 1983Charted:
  • When discussing this song, Mellencamp called it "our new version of 'I Fought The Law.'" It's typical of Mellencamp's rebel attitude: "growing up leads to growing old and then to dying." (thanks, Lauren - Houston, TX)
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Comments: 4

On March 11th 1984, "Authority Song" by John Mellencamp entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #69; and nine weeks later on May 13th, 1984 it peaked at #15 for one week...
Also reached #15 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart...
Was track three of side one on his fourth studio album, 'Uh-Huh', and the album reached #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100 chart; "Crumblin Down" {peaked at #9} and "Pink Houses" {reached #8}...
Mr. Mellencamp will celebrate his 64th birthday this coming October 7th {2015}.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
I love The Authority Song because it's about John's life and my life as well. I AM A REBEL AND DAMN PROUD OF IT! Too much Authority is a bad thing. Rock Hard for the struggling Rebel Farmer, Mr. Mellencamp!Leo - Westminster 1, Md
I grew up on Mellencamp"s music. These songs will always hold memories. This one especially.Sara - Union City, Tn
Reel Big Fish recorded a cover of this song on their album Fame, Fortune and Fornication. the album is just a bunch of cover songs.Daniel - Islip Terrace, Ny