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Young World (song)

"Young World" is a song written by Jerry Fuller and performed by Ricky Nelson. It was released as a single in 1962 on Imperial Records.

"Young World"
Single by Ricky Nelson
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1962
LabelImperial Records
Songwriter(s)Jerry Fuller
Ricky Nelson singles chronology
"A Wonder Like You" / "Everlovin'"
"Young World"
"Teen Age Idol"


The personnel on "Young World" included The Wrecking Crew guitarist Glen Campbell and Nelson session regular James Burton on lead guitar. Joe Osborn played bass, with Ritchie Frost on drums and Jim Pierce on piano.

The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] It also attained the #19 spot in the UK.[2]

Cover versionsEdit


  1. ^ Allmusic Ricky Nelson chart history
  2. ^ Ricky Nelson, "Young World" Chart Positions Retrieved April 9, 2014
  3. ^ "Leif Garrett, "Come Back When You Grow Up" Single Release". Retrieved December 10, 2016.