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"Young World" is a song written by Jerry Fuller and performed by Ricky Nelson. It was released as a single in 1962 on Imperial Records.


The personnel on "Young World" included The Wrecking Crew guitarist Glen Campbell and Nelson session regular James Burton on lead guitar. Joe Osborn played bass, with Ritchie Frost on drums and Jim Pierce on piano.

"Young World" has also been recorded by Arthur Alexander (album You Better Move On/ 1962), James Darren (album Love Among the Young/ 1964), and by Detlef Engel ("Isabella" German/ 1962).

The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1] It also attained the #19 spot in the UK.[2]


1.Jump up ^ Allmusic Ricky Nelson chart history 2.Jump up ^ Ricky Nelson, "Young World" Chart Positions Retrieved April 9, 2014