Friday, August 12, 2016

The Kids Are Alright

For prior Who Singles

Today is the 50th anniversary of the UK release of The Kids Are Alright, the 5th single by The Who.  Unlike their first 4 singles (I Can't Explain, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, My Generation and Substitute) which were Top Ten hits in the UK and flops in the US, The Who's new release was a flop in both countries, only reaching #41 on the British charts, even though a few years later it would become one of the band's best known songs and, is today, considered one of their classic tunes.   The video below is pretty terrible as The Who are just miming playing.
In the 1990s, The Offspring, had a big hit with a take off on this song, called The Kids Aren't Alright.

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