Rock music is filled with songs where guys get lusty for 16-year-old girls. There's "Sweet Little Sixteen
" by Chuck Berry, "You're Sixteen
" by Ringo Starr, and "Only Sixteen" by Sam Cooke. "Christine Sixteen" is the lustiest, but like all these songs, it's in character. Gene Simmons, who handles the vocal, was 27 when it was released, but we can assume he's singing from the perspective of someone younger (although clearly older than Christine). We picture him as a 19-year-old kid who graduated high school but still hangs around town, scoping out the girls. Kind of like Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) in the movie Dazed and Confused
, which was set in 1976. "That's what I love about these high school girls," he says. "I get older, they stay the same age."