Only Sixteen

Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, September 11, 1959 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Only Sixteen" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released in May 1959. In the UK it was covered, and taken to No. 1, by Craig Douglas. "Only Sixteen" was inspired by the sixteenth birthday of Lou Rawls' stepsister, Eunice. The song was originally intended for actor Steve Rowland, who often hung around the Keen studio. Rowland asked Cooke to write a song for him, and Cooke borrowed the bridge from an earlier song of his, "Little Things You Do". Rowland's manager disliked the song, and Cooke re-recorded it for himself.

Only Sixteen FAQs

Who sang Only Sixteen?

Only Sixteen was performed by Craig Douglas

What year did Only Sixteen get to the UK number 1 spot?

Only Sixteen first became a UK number 1 on Friday, September 11, 1959

How long was Only Sixteen at number 1 in the UK?

Only Sixteen spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.