Ballad Of Youth

Album: Stranger in This Town (1991)
Charted: 59 63
  • Running to 3 minutes 52 seconds, "Ballad Of Youth" was co-written with Tom Marolda. Richie Sambora was born in 1959, so when it was released - in 1991 - he might just have been considered old enough to dispense this sort of advice. Unfortunately, the public didn't seem to think so, and the single peaked at number 63 on Billboard, considerably higher than the album. A second edit runs to 3 minutes 38 seconds. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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