"Youth Gone Wild" is the debut single from Skid Row's eponymous debut album.

"Youth Gone Wild"
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild.jpg
Single by Skid Row
from the album Skid Row
ReleasedJune 10, 1989
Recorded1988
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal
Length3:21
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo
Producer(s)Michael Wagener
Skid Row singles chronology
"Youth Gone Wild"
(1989)
"18 and Life"
(1989)
"Youth Gone Wild/ Delivering the Goods"
Skid Row Youth Delivering.jpg
Single by Skid Row
from the album B-Side Ourselves
Released1992
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)Rachel Bolan, Dave Sabo
Producer(s)Michael Wagener
Skid Row singles chronology
"In a Darkened Room"
(1991)
"Youth Gone Wild/ Delivering the Goods"
(1992)
"My Enemy"
(1995)

Its music video received heavy airplay on MTV; however, while the album itself was a major hit and went multi-platinum in the U.S. and other countries, "Youth Gone Wild" as a single only reached #99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #20 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[1]

The song was re-released as a single in 1992, with a live recording of "Delivering the Goods" (from the band's B-Side Ourselves EP) as the B-side; it charted again at #22 on the UK Singles chart.[2]

"Youth Gone Wild" has been covered by several bands including HammerFall, Sign, Norther, and Asking Alexandria.

In pop cultureEdit

Track listingEdit

Japanese 2-track CD, released in 1989Edit

  1. "Youth Gone Wild"
  2. "Sweet Little Sister"

Youth Gone Wild/Delivering The Goods single cd, released in 1992Edit

  1. "Youth Gone Wild"
  2. "Delivering the Goods" (live, Judas Priest cover)
  3. "Psycho Therapy (Ramones cover)"
  4. "Get the Fuck Out"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Allmusic (Skid Row charts and awards) Billboard singles".
  2. ^ "Skid Row The Official Charts Company".
  3. ^ Grace Chen, "PlayStation Store Update," PlayStation.Blog (Mar. 26).

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