Sweet Little Sixteen
Written by Chuck Berry
Released: January 1958 US Chart: #2
Chuck Berry is an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's website, "While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together."
"Sweet Little Sixteen" is a rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry, who released it as a single in January 1958. It reached number two on the American charts, Berry's second-highest position ever on that chart. "Sweet Little Sixteen" also reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #272 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.