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"Sixteen Candles"
Single by The Crests
B-side "Beside You"
Released 1958 (US)
Genre Pop
Label Coed Records
Writer(s) Luther Dixon and Allyson Khent

"Sixteen Candles" is a 1958 song by The Crests. The song was written by Luther Dixon and Allyson Khent.



7" Vinyl

  1. b. "Sixteen Candles"
  2. a. "Beside You"

Single originally released in 1958 on Coed Records # 506 Later reissued on Lost Nite # 168 and on Collectibles (see picture).

Chart performance

  • The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and number four on the R&B charts in 1958[1].


Stray Cats recorded a cover of this song for the "Sixteen Candles" (1984) movie soundtrack. The soul group The Passions recorded a cover of this song in 1963 (Diamond Records # 146).

In popular culture

  • The original recording by The Crests features in the film "American Graffiti" (1973).
  • The 1984 John Hughes teen movie, "Sixteen Candles", took its title from this song. The cover by The Stray Cats appeared in the film.

External links


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 138.  


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