Label: Chrysalis - OV 41514 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Club Edition RCA • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
The song written by Idol and produced by Keith Forsey. It was also a hit across Europe and beyond. In Latvia, Leedskalnin was set to marry Agnes Skuvst, but she broke the engagement and Leedskalnin decided to emigrate to America. He built the Coral Castle there in dedication to Skuvst, who he often referred to as his "Sweet Sixteen". In his autobiography, Idol described the song as a "heartfelt lament".
He added that while the castle was Leedskalnin's "coral memorial" to his former love, "Sweet Sixteen" was Idol's to his then-girlfriend Perri Lister. Two music videos were filmed to promote the single. The black-and-white version, directed by Peter Sinclair, featured Idol performing the song in an empty room. The single was released on 7", 12" and cassette by Chrysalis.
In a contemporary review of Whiplash SmileRolling Stone described the song as having an "acoustic shuffle", which "recalled the texture" of Idol's hit " Eyes Without a Face ".
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