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In November 1998, Seven Palms Music sued Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick of KISS, claiming that their song “Dreamin’” plagiarized this song. The case was settled out of court 9 months later.

Annotation last modified on 2019-07-08 16:51 UTC.

Wikipedia

"I'm Eighteen" is a song by rock band Alice Cooper, first released as a single in November 1970 backed with "Is It My Body". It was the band's first top-forty success—peaking at number 21—and convinced Warner Bros. that Alice Cooper had the commercial potential to release an album. The song and its B-side feature on the band's first major-label album Love It to Death (1971).

An arpeggiated guitar riff and aggressive vocal performance power the anthem. The lyrics describe the anxiety that comes with being "in the middle" of childhood and adulthood. It began as an eight-minute jam that young Canadian producer Bob Ezrin persuaded the band into tightening into a tight three-minute rocker.

The song was the band's breakthrough, and left a considerable influence on hard rock, punk, and heavy metal. Joey Ramone wrote his first song for the Ramones based on the chords to "I'm Eighteen", and John Lydon auditioned for the Sex Pistols by miming to the song. Bands such as thrash metalers Anthrax have covered the song, and Kiss settled out of court for plagiarism of the song over the 1998 track "Dreamin'".

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writer:Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper)
Glen Buxton (American guitarist)
Alice Cooper (the musician born Vincent Damon Furnier, changed his name legally to Alice Cooper in 1974)
Dennis Dunaway (original bass player for Alice Cooper)
Neal Smith (former Alice Cooper drummer)
publisher:Bizarre Music Co. (US work publisher)
BMG Platinum Songs US
Carlin Music Corporation
EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (1989-07-24–present)
Ezra Music Corp.
Famous Chappell
Opus 19 Music
Primary Wave Music Publishing
Third Palm Music
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
sub-publisher:フジパシフィックミュージック
ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/9680 [info]
Wikidata:Q2476526 [info]
later parody versions:I Made the Team
later translated versions:Ich bin achtzehn

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1969 – 1970I’m Eighteen (live, 1969/1970: USA)liveAlice Cooper3:49
1969 – 1970I’m Eighteen (live, 1969/1970)liveAlice Cooper5:00
1970I’m Eighteen (Chicago Underground: 1970)liveAlice Cooper11:09
1971-03-01I’m Eighteen (live, 1971-03-01: The Rooster Tail, Detroit, MI, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:40
1971-04-22I’m Eighteen (live, 1971-04-22: Commack Arena, New York, NY, USA)liveAlice Cooper6:02
1971-07-23I’m Eighteen (live, 1971-07-23: The Barn, Peoria, IL, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:02
1971-12-17I’m Eighteen (live, 1971-12-17: St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO, USA)liveAlice Cooper6:20
1971-12-17I’m Eighteen (live, 1971-12-17: St. Louis Arena Annex, St. Louis, MO, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:33
1971I’m Eighteen (live, 1971: German TV music show, Beat Club)liveAlice Cooper5:31
1971I’m Eighteen (“Love It to Death” pre‐production: 1971)Alice Cooper5:18
1972-01-13I’m Eighteen (live, 1972-01-13: Centre Sportif de l’Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1972-04-02I’m Eighteen (live, 1972-04-02: Mar y Sol Pop Festival, Manatí, Puerto Rico)liveAlice Cooper5:50
1972-04-02I’m Eighteen (live at Mar y Sol Pop Festival, Puerto Rico, April 2, 1972)liveAlice Cooper5:28
1972-05-27I’m Eighteen (live in Miami, FL, May 27, 1972)liveAlice Cooper5:52
1972-11-15I’m Eighteen (live, 1972-11-15: Olympiahalle, München, Germany)liveAlice Cooper6:06
1972-11-25Eighteen (Beat‐Club 82: 25.11.1972)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1973-04-28I’m Eighteen (live, 1973-04-29: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:51
1973-04-28I’m Eighteen (live, 1973-04-28: Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:50
1973-04-28 – 1973-04-29I’m Eighteen (live, 1973-04-28/9: Texas, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:50
1973-04I’m Eighteen (live, 1973-04: Texas, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:25
1973-05-30I’m Eighteen (live, 1973-05-30: Metro Sports Arena, Minneapolis, MN, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:13
1975-06-17I'm Eighteen (live, 1975-06-17: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:28
1975-06-17I’m Eighteen (live, 1975-06-17: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:28
1975-06-17I’m Eighteen (live, 1975-06-17: Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:13
1975-06-17Years Ago / I’m Eighteen (live, 1975-06-17: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)live and medleyAlice Cooper5:47
1975-06-18Eighteen (live, 1975-06-18: Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:10
1975-06-18I’m Eighteen (live, 1975-06-18: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:13
1975-08-31I’m Eighteen (live, 1975-08-31: Gröna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden)liveAlice Cooper4:03
1977-08-19 – 1977-08-20I’m Eighteen (live, 1977-08-19/20: Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA)liveAlice Cooper5:00
1977FifteencoverEater1:29
1978-05-10Eighteen (live, 1978-05-10: Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:38
1978-05-10I'm Eighteen (live, 1978-05-10: Wendler Arena, Saginaw, MI, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:49
1979-04-09I’m Eighteen (live, 1979‐04‐09: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:57
1979-04-09I’m Eighteen (live, 1979-04-09: San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1980-06-04I’m Eighteen (live, 1980-06-04: El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:36
1980-06-04I’m Eighteen (live, 1980-06-04: El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1980-06-04I’m Eighteen (live, 1980-06-04: El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper5:14
1980-06-04I’m Eighteen (live, 1980-06-04: El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1982-01-27I’m Eighteen (live, 1982-01-27: Palais d’Hiver, Lyon, France)liveAlice Cooper4:17
1982-02-06I’m Eighteen (live, 1982-02-06: Hippodrome de Pantin, Paris, France)liveAlice Cooper4:32
1982-02-19I’m Eighteen (live, 1982-02-19: Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland)liveAlice Cooper4:32
1983I’m EighteencoverAnthrax4:02
1984-05Eighteencover and liveHallow's Eve4:20
1986-10-3118 (Little Flower of Ulysses) (live, 1986-10-31: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:01
1986-10-31I’m Eighteen (live, 1986-10-31: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1987-03-06I’m Eighteen (live, 1987-03-06: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:07
1987-03-06I’m Eighteen (live, 1987-03-06: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:51
1989-12-13 – 1989-12-14I’m Eighteen (live, 1989-12-13~14: NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK)liveAlice Cooper5:06
1989-12-13 – 1989-12-14I’m Eighteen (live, 1989-12: Birmingham, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:34
1989-12-13 – 1989-12-14I’m Eighteen (live, 1989-12-13/14: NEC Arena, Birmingham, England)liveAlice Cooper4:36
1989-12-14I’m Eighteen (live, 1989-12-14: Birmingham NEC, Birmingham, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:36
1990-07-14I’m Eighteen (live, 1990-07-14: Ellenfeldstadion, Neunkirchen a.d. Saar, Germany)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1991-07-12Eighteen (live ’91)liveAlice Cooper4:10
1991-08-13I’m Eighteen (live; 1991-08-13: The Howard Stern Show, New York, NY, USA)liveAlice Cooper2:11
1995-09-07I’m Eighteen (live, 1995-09-07: Monsters of Rock, Teatro Monumental, Santiago, Chile)liveAlice Cooper3:37
1995-09-07I’m Eighteen (live, 1995-09-07: Monsters of Rock, Teatro Monumental, Santiago, Chile)liveAlice Cooper?:??
1996-06-02I’m Eighteen (live, 1996-06-02: Cabo Wabo Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, México)liveAlice Cooper3:48
2000-07-19I’m Eighteen (live, 2000-07-19: Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:27
2000-07-19I’m Eighteen (live, 2000-07-19: Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK (CD edit))liveAlice Cooper4:21
2000-07-19I’m Eighteen (live, 2000-07-19: Hammersmith Apollo, London, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:27
2004-06-19I’m Eighteen (live, 2004-06-19: MetalTown Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden)liveAlice Cooper4:04
2004-08-05I’m Eighteen (live, 2004-08-05: The XM Performance Theater, Washington, DC, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:33
2005-07-12I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-07-12: Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland)liveAlice Cooper4:11
2005-07-12I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-07-12: Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2005-08-10I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-08-10: Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden)liveAlice Cooper4:20
2005-09-07I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-09-07: Landon Arena, Topeka, KS, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:22
2005-09-10I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-09-10: Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:11
2005-10-04I’m Eighteen (live, 2005-10-04: Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:28
2009-07-08I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-07-08: Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2009-12-01I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-12-01: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:02
2009-12-04I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-12-04: Royal Court Centre, Nottingham, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper4:16
2009-12-06I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-12-06: Hammersmith Apollo, London, England)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2009-12-06I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-12-06: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK)liveAlice Cooper3:33
2009-12-06I’m Eighteen (live, 2009-12-06: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK)liveAlice Cooper3:33
2010-05-01I’m Eighteen (live, 2010-05-01: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2010-08-05I’m Eighteen (live, 2010-08-05: Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany)liveAlice Cooper4:05
2011-09-15I’m Eighteen (live, 2011-09-15: Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2011-10-29I’m Eighteen (live, 2011-10-29: Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK)liveAlice Cooper3:57
2013-08-03I’m Eighteen (live, 2013-08-03: Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2013-08-03I’m Eighteen (live, 2013-08-03: Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany)liveAlice Cooper3:54
2015-10-06I’m Eighteen (live, 2015-10-06: Good Records, Dallas, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:34
2015-10-06I’m Eighteen (live, 2015-10-06: Good Records, Dallas, TX, USA)liveAlice Cooper4:20
2017-12-07I’m Eighteen (live, 2017-12-07: L’Olympia, Paris, France)liveAlice Cooper5:30
2017-12-07I’m Eighteen (live, 2017-12-07: L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France)liveAlice Cooper?:??
2022-06-24I’m Eighteen (live, 2022-06-24: Hellfest, Val de Moine, Clisson. France)liveAlice Cooper?:??
Eighteen (live, 1975-06-17: The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA)liveAlice Cooper?:??
Eighteen (live, USA)liveAlice Cooper3:48
Eighteen (live)cover and liveMassacre2:59
Eighteen (re-recorded)Alice Cooper2:57
Fifteen (live: The Roxy, London, UK)cover and liveEater1:45
I'm Eighteencover and liveAnthrax4:44
I'm EighteencoverHurricane4:15
I'm EighteencoverAmerican Dog7:58
I'm Eighteen (unplugged)coverCreed3:14
I'm Eighteencover and liveZwan6:19
I'm EighteencoverDave (Gruber) Allen2:05
I'm Eighteencover and liveAnthrax4:06
I'm EighteencoverAnthrax3:20
I'm Eighteen (live)liveAlice Cooper?:??
I'm Eighteen [Cooper]cover and liveZwan3:31
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