While both were certified hits, Ringo Starr’s “You’re Sixteen” peaked at #1 during the final week of 1973. The original by Johnny Burnette was also a top 10 hit that peaked at 8 during November 1960. Here’s the stereo studio recording of Burnette’s original.
Live Version from 1960
July 1996 - the author with his two girls. Our youngest is just six days
old and the birthday girl is two years old. I had much less gray hair then.
Ringo’s #1 Version from 1973
While Johnny Burnette had a classic hit with “You’re Sixteen,” Ringo’s single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales in excess of one million copies.
Happy Birthday sweetie – I hope today brings you as much joy as you have brought us.