School's Out

School's Out by Alice Cooper was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, August 12, 1972 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The title (and song) were inspired by a warning often said in Bowery Boys movies in which one of the characters declares to another, "School is out," meaning "to wise up." The Bowery Boys were characters featured in 48 movies that ran from 1946-1958. They were young tough guys in New York City who were always finding trouble. The movies ran on American TV throughout the '60s and '70s, eating up a lot of air time on independent stations. It was one of these TV viewings that Cooper saw. In the film, the character Sach (Huntz Hall) did something dumb, which prompted one of the other guys to say, "Hey, Sach, School's Out!" Cooper like the way the phrase sounded and used it as the basis for this song.

School's Out FAQs

Who sang School's Out?

School's Out was performed by Alice Cooper

What year did School's Out get to the UK number 1 spot?

School's Out first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, August 12, 1972

How long was School's Out at number 1 in the UK?

School's Out spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.