Too Much Too Young (2:07)

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“Too Much Too Young” is based on the 1969 song “Birth Control” by Lloyd Charmers. It is sometimes wrongly stated that the song was banned by the BBC due to mentions of contraception in the lyrics. This is not true - however, when the song’s promotional video was featured on Top of the Pops, it was cut off just before reaching the final line, “try wearing a cap”.

The song became an instant smash topping the UK singles chart for two weeks in January 1980. It was the first live recording to top the chart since Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling” in 1972. It was the shortest song to reach #1 on the UK singles chart in the 1980s at 2’04”


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You've done too much, much too young
Now you're married with a kid when you could be having fun with me
You've done too much, much too young
Now you're married with a son when you should be having fun with me

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