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Webb Pierce performs "Teenage Boogie"

Michael Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honky tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade.

 

His biggest hit was "In the Jailhouse Now," which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at number one. Pierce also charted number one for several weeks each with his recordings of "Slowly" (1954), "Love, Love, Love" (1955), "I Don't Care" (1955), "There Stands the Glass" (1953), "More and More" (1954), "I Ain't Never" (1959), and his first number one "Wondering," which stayed at the top spot for four of its 27 weeks' charting in 1952. His iconic hit "Teenage Boogie" was covered by British singer Marc Bolan as "I Love to Boogie" in 1974, but strangely credited to Bolan and not Pierce. The music of Webb was also made popular during the British rockabilly scene in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

For many, Pierce, with his flamboyant Nudie suits and twin silver dollar-lined convertibles, became the most recognizable face of country music of the era and its excesses. Pierce was a one-time member of the Grand Ole Opry and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A tribute album in his honor (produced by singer/songwriter Gail Davies) was released in 2001 entitled Caught In The Webb - A Tribute To Country Legend Webb Pierce

Webb Pierce - Teenage Boogie Lyrics

 

Well, it's a teenage boogie on a Saturday night

A teenage boogie (hey hey)

A teenage boogie (ho ho)

A high schooly boogie (hey hey)

A hillbilly boogie (ho ho)

A teenage boogie (teenage boogie)

It's a teenage boogie on a Saturday night

Saturday night about eight o'clock

This old place begins to reel and rock

Everybody gathers from miles around

To hear them sing as they shuffle on down

A teenage boogie (teenage boogie)

It's a teenage boogie on a Saturday night

A teenage boogie (hey hey)

A teenage boogie (ho ho)

A high schooly boogie (hey hey)

A hillbilly boogie (ho ho)

A teenage boogie (teenage boogie)

It's a teenage boogie on a Saturday night

They ramble and they jamble till broad daylight

They sing and they jive and everything's right

A teenage boogie on a Saturday night

A high schooly boogie makes everything right

A teenage boogie (teenage boogie)

It's a teenage boogie on a Saturday night

A teenage boogie (hey hey)

A teenage boogie (ho ho)

A high schooly boogie (hey hey)

A hillbilly boogie (ho ho)

A teenage boogie (teenage boogie)

It's a teenage boogie on a Sat-ur-day night



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