Teenage Lament '74

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"Teenage Lament '74"
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Muscle of Love
B-side "Hard Hearted Alice"
Released December 1973
Genre Rock, glam rock
Length3:20
Label Warner Bros. 7762
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Neal Smith
Producer(s) Jack Douglas, Jack Richardson
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"Halo of Flies"
(1973)
"Teenage Lament '74"
(1973)
"Muscle of Love"
(1974)

"Halo of Flies"
(1973)
"Teenage Lament '74"
(1973)
"Muscle of Love"
(1974)

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The song reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart in 1973. [1] The song also reached #16 on the Ireland chart, [2] #43 on Germany's Media Control Chart, [3] #48 on the Billboard Hot 100, [4] and #89 on Australia's ARIA chart. [5]

UK Singles Chart British singles sales chart

The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. The rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.

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The song was produced by Jack Douglas and Jack Richardson.

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References

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