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Berry wrote this song when he was on a package tour, and came across a teenaged autograph-seeker who was insistent upon getting the autograph of each headliner on the tour. Said Berry: "She couldn't have seen one act on the show - unless it was mine!"
The Beach Boys used the melody for this song on their 1963 hit "Surfin' U.S.A.
." Berry got composing credit on the Beach Boys song in the mid-'70s as a result of a plagiarism lawsuit.
Peaking at #2, it was Berry's biggest hit until "My Ding-a-Ling
" was a surprise #1 hit in 1972.
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."