Artists that wrote iconic songs in their teens

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Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne released her single ‘Complicated’ in 2002, which she wrote when she was 17. 

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Stevie Wonder - ‘Uptight’ was written and released by Stevie Wonder in 1966 when he was 16. 

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Taylor Swift - When Taylor Swift was in ninth grade, she wrote ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ which was released in 2006 when she was 19 years old.

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Taylor Swift - Another classic Taylor Swift song called ‘Sparks Fly’ was written by the singer when she was 16.

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Adele - Adele’s ‘Chasing Pavements’ was a single off of her album 19, which was written and recorded by the singer when she was 19 years old.

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Van Morrison - Van Morrison wrote ‘Gloria’ when he was 18, and recorded it one year later in 1963 with his band.

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Fiona Apple - Fiona Apple wrote "Criminal" in 45 minutes when she was 17. It was first released in 1996, and is her biggest hit to date.

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Halsey - Halsey wrote and recorded ‘Ghost’ when she was 19 years old. On a whim, she uploaded the song to SoundCloud in 2014, and her career took off.

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Chance the Rapper - Chance the Rapper demonstrated an incredible ability to craft lyrics with his track ‘Brain Cells,’ which was released by the time he was 19 years old.

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Khalid - Khalid’s breakout single ‘Location’ was written, recorded, and released by the time he was 18 years old.

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Olivia Rodrigo - Olivia Rodrigo wrote, recorded, and released her debut single, 'Drivers License,' at just 17 years old.

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