10. Aerosmith “Walk This Way”

This song of young lust does specify that the narrator is a “high school loser,” but “Walk This Way” makes the ten spot for what is certainly one of the sleaziest lines ever uttered in a (really popular hit) rock song: “I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder, oh the times I could reminisce.”

9. Ringo Starr “You’re Sixteen”

“You’re Sixteen” was originally a hit for Johnny Burnette, but we’re putting Ringo’s version on this list because A: It was a huge hit, B: Having a Beatle on the list is interesting, and C: Ringo was 33 years old when he originally recorded this song about a sixteen-year-old paramour.

8. Rolling Stones “Stray Cat Blues”

I can see that you’re fifteen years old. No I don’t want your I.D. You look so restless and you’re so far from home. But it’s no hanging matter. It’s no capital crime… You say you got a friend, that she’s wilder than you. Why don’t you bring her upstairs. If she’s so wild then she can join in too. It’s no hanging matter. It’s no capital crime.

On the live version of the song from the album Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, Mick changes the lyric to “I can see that you’re just thirteen years old.”


7. Oingo Boingo “Little Girls”

I love little girls. They make me feel so good… Uh oh (uh oh), the little girl was just too little. Too little, too little, too little, too little.


6. KISS “Goin Blind” / “Christine Sixteen”

We’re giving KISS two songs for their entry in the countdown, both about sixteen-year-olds, both sung by Gene Simmons. “Goin Blind” is a love song sung to a young girl from the perspective of an elderly ninety-three-year-old.  “Christine Sixteen” contains a fairly ghastly spoken breakdown: “I don’t usually say things like this to girls your age. But when I saw you coming out of the school that day. That day I knew, I knew. I’ve got to have you, I’ve got to have you.”

5. Ted Nugent “Jailbait”

When he was 30 he famously had a seventeen-year-old’s parents sign over legal guardianship to him so that they could be married.

Well, I don’t care if you’re just 13. You look too good to be true. I just know that you’re probably clean… Jailbait you look fine, fine, fine…It’s quite alright, I asked your mama. Wait a minute, officer. Don’t put those handcuffs on me. Put them on her, and I’ll share her with you.

4. Benny Mardones “Into the Night”

She’s just sixteen years old. Leave her alone, they say. Separated by fools who don’t know what love is yet.  But I want you to know.

3. Jethro Tull “Aqualung”

containing the lines: “Sitting on a park bench eyeing little girls with bad intent… Drying in the cold sun, watching as the frilly panties run”?

2. The Knack “My Sharona”

The Knack’s Doug Fieger wrote this song for Sharona Alperin. “I was about 16 or 17 at the time,” according to Alperin. “He was nine years older than me. And within a month or two later, he told me that, ‘I’m in love with you, you’re my soulmate, you’re my other half, we’re going to be together one day.’ And I was madly in love with my boyfriend at the time, and so it took a year for me to leave my boyfriend.”

Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind. I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind.


1. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap “Young Girl”


Young girl, get out of my mind. My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl. You’re much too young, girl

With all the charms of a woman you’ve kept the secret of your youth.
You led me to believe you’re old enough to give me Love.
And now it hurts to know the truth, oh

Young girl, get out of my mind. My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl. You’re much too young, girl

Beneath your perfume and makeup, you’re just a baby in disguise.
And though you know that it is wrong to be alone with me,
That come on look is in your eyes, oh

Young girl, get out of my mind. My love for you is way out of line
Better run, girl. You’re much too young, girl

So hurry home to your mama. I’m sure she wonders where you are.
Get out of here before I have the time…
To change my mind