"I'm Eighteen" is a 1970 song by rock band Alice Cooper, featured on their first major label release album Love It to Death. The single, called just "Eighteen", was released in November 1970, three months prior to the album. Even though Warner Bros. Records "considered it a fluke," it became the band's breakthrough hit, peaking at #21 on the Billboard pop chart in 1971, the year when being 18 years of age was much in the news as the voting age in the United States was lowered to 18 by passage of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
It was selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The song ranked #39 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs and appeared on Guitar magazine as one of the 50 heaviest riffs of all time.
Cover versions and appearances in popular culture