220px-RingoCover#17 – Ringo Starr – “You’re Sixteen” – (1973)

As creepy as the title and chorus might seem, imagine that it’s being sung by another 16 year old, and not the now 70+ Ringo Starr. Ringo actually took this song to #1. It’s a cover of Johnny Burnette’s 1960 top ten hit. The song was actually written by the Sherman Brothers (of Mary Poppins, etc. fame). The kazoo sound during the bridge is actually Paul McCartney. And that’s Harry Nilsson on backing vocals. Looks like Ringo’s “All-Starr Band” started earlier than we thought…

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