All The Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople
Mott Hoople 1972 All The Young Dudes 45

Well Billy rapped all night about his suicide
How he'd kick it in the head when he was twenty-five
Speed jive don’t wanna stay alive when you’re twenty-five

- written by David Bowie -

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles chart in 1972
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #256 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album All the Young Dudes (1972)
  • Mott the Hoople's biggest hit
  • on the record:
       Ian Hunter- lead vocals, guitar, piano
       Mick Ralphs- guitar, backing vocals
       Pete Overend Watts- bass
       David Bowie- saxophone
       Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
       Mick Ronson- strings, brass
  • written by David Bowie
  • produced by David Bowie
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