“Cherry Bomb”: Remembering his days as a teenager hanging out in clubs with his friends, John Mellencamp wrote “Cherry Bomb” and included it on his 1987 album .
In the 1980s most teenagers could sing along to just about any John “Cougar” Mellencamp song. Rolling Stone magazine ranked at number on its list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s. Written by John Mellencamp, “Small Town” was included on the 1985 album .
Other than “Jack and Diane”, what are the five best John Mellencamp song lyrics or verses? “Authority Song”: The third track on the 1983 album , using the name John Cougar Mellencamp, ”Authority Song” was his version of the song “I Fought the Law (And the Law Won).” The single reached the number 15 position on the U. The best verse of “Authority Song” is, "So I call up my preacher, I say, 'Give me strength for Round 5.' He said , 'You don't need no strength, you need to grow up son.' I said, 'Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying. “Hurts So Good” is listed at the number 83 position of Billboards Greatest Songs of All-Time.
And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun.' I fight authority. “Hurts So Good”: Released as the first of three major hit singles from the 1982 album “Hurts So Good” was recorded under Mellencamp’s stage name at the time John Cougar. S Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock chart and number two on the U. The best verse of the song is, "When I was a young boy, said put away those young boy ways. Lord knows there are things we can do, baby, just me and you.
Now that I'm gettin' older, so much older, I long for those young boy days.