Teenage Kicks

Album: The Undertones (1978)
Charted: 31
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  • A teenage dream's so hard to beat
    Every time she walks down the street
    Another girl in the neighbourhood
    Wish she was mine, she looks so good

    I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night

    I'm gonna call her on the telephone
    Have her over 'cause I'm all alone
    I need excitement, oh, I need it bad
    And it's the best I've ever had

    I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night, alright

    A teenage dream's so hard to beat
    Every time she walks down the street
    Another girl in the neighbourhood
    Wish she was mine, she looks so good

    I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night

    I'm gonna call her on the telephone
    Have her over 'cause I'm all alone
    I need excitement, oh, I need it bad
    And it's the best I've ever had

    I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night, alright

    I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight
    Get teenage kicks right through the night, alright Writer/s: John Joseph O'Neill
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Jon from SomersetHopefully Ian can answer this for me ? When I was driving around London probably 10 years or so ago I was listening to a well know London DJ and I am sure he maybe had a guest in saying there was a different / extra or maybe a new verse for Teenage Kicks ? Is this correct or did I imagine it :) Cheers.
  • Gary from HantsI heard John Peel say in an interview one time that he was at home sorting through some records when he got a call from someone from a music paper asking him what his favourite record was and just happened to have Teenage Kicks in his hand at the time .
  • Alistair from Daventry, United KingdomNo one has quite said it openly but as the comments about John Peel's admiration for the song indicate, he did actually say late into his life that this was his favourite song ever. Quite a commendation and also quite a surprise given his incredibly wide-ranging knowledge and his many years of championing the less commercial sounds on his long-lived radio programme.
  • Andy from London, United KingdomIan,
    Your comment is nonsense. You probably read it in the Independent On Sunday who printed this rubbish at the weekend. The lyrics were never ever changed and John O'Neill who wrote the song would not write about masturbation. How do I know? I've looked after The Undertones affairs for the past 31 years.........
  • Lewys from Mold, WalesI very much doubt that, listen to the verses, you can't say that is about masturbation
  • Ian from Bristol, EnglandApparently a song about masturbation. The original lyrics were : "I wanna hold IT wanna hold IT tight, Get teenage kicks right through the night".
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