Legendary Michigan Songs
13.) Eighteen - Alice Cooper
- Artist Name: Alice Cooper
- Year Inducted: 2008
- Category: Legendary Songs
"Eighteen" (A. Cooper, M. Bruce, G. Buxton, D. Dunaway, N. Smith) - Alice Cooper; Warner label, # 21 Billboard Hot 100 - 1971. Inducted in 2008.
Dismissed as "the worst band in L.A." when they were based in California, things changed completely when the group moved to lead singer Alice Cooper's hometown of Detroit and started recording with producer Bob Ezrin.
The hit single "Eighteen" addressed the awkwardness and uncertainty of teenagers moving into adulthood, and it was the band's first collaboration with Ezrin.
Spending 13 weeks in the Hot 100 and driven by guitars, harmonica, and a great vocal; "Eighteen" was Alice Cooper's first commercial success.
Supported with an outrageous stage show featuring snakes, beheadings, and other assorted acts of feigned mayhem, the Alice Cooper band's partnership with Ezrin resulted in 9 more hit singles and 5 Top 40 albums before the original group broke up in 1974.
- YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcd6WmGTOQc