Sam Cooke Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

Sam Cooke
This paper examines the success and popularity of Sam Cooke's song "Only Sixteen".
# 94739 | 967 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 07, 2007 in English (Persuasive Writing) , Music Studies (General)

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In this article the writer describes Sam Cooke's "Only Sixteen" as a timeless song with a strong message for both the youth who listen to it as well as an older audience. The writer claims that though this song only reached #28 on the US pop singles charts, it still deserves to be listed among the great songs like Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes", Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame", Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" and the others in the list of hits. The writer notes that one thing that this song has in common with the other songs on this list is that it sings of the trouble that can happen in love. The writer concludes that this wide appeal as well as the strength and value of the message this song delivers is what makes this song great, and is one more piece of evidence to prove the greatness of Sam Cooke himself.

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