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Teenage Crush

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Teenage Crush Review

by Richie Unterberger

Teenage Crush features 28 rock and pop ballads from the late '50s and early '60s, most (though not all) falling into the teen idol mold. Now that rock itself is no longer under direct threat from being emasculated by this kind of stuff, listeners can enjoy quality material like Brian Hyland's "Sealed with a Kiss" without a twinge of guilt. But for every "Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips, there are drippy melodramas by Paul Anka, Bobby Vee, Ray Peterson, Frankie Avalon, and Tommy Sands. There are also a few cuts that are adult pop rather than pop/rock, by Julie London, Tommy Edwards, and Johnny Mathis. It's a decent compilation of a kind of pop music that played a big part in its era, but much of it hasn't aged well at all.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Phil Phillips 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
2 Ral Donner 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
3 Jack Scott 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
4
Jerry Wallace 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Poni-Tails 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
6 Ray Peterson 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
7 Don Gibson 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
8 Conway Twitty 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 Frankie Avalon 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
10 Brian Hyland 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
11 Steve Lawrence 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
12 Neil Sedaka 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bobby Vee 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
14 Mel Carter 02:31
15 Mike Clifford 02:56
16 The Lettermen 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Fleetwoods 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
18 Carl Dobkins, Jr. 02:10 SpotifyAmazon
19 Bobby Helms / The Anita Kerr Singers 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
20 Tommy Edwards 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
21 Paul Anka 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
22 Mark Dinning 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
23 Johnny Mathis 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
24 Jesse Belvin 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
25 Adam Wade 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
26 Tommy Sands 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
27 Julie London 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
28 The G-Clefs 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
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