|Single by The Critters|
|from the album Younger Girl|
|"Gone for Awhile"|
|The Critters singles chronology|
"Younger Girl" is a song written by John Sebastian and originally recorded by his band, The Lovin' Spoonful, for their 1965 debut album Do You Believe in Magic. The song's tune and lyric are based upon "Prison Wall Blues" (1930) by Cannon's Jug Stompers.
Two versions of the song charted in the U.S., both released in 1966. The American pop group The Critters' version (Kapp 752), the title track from their debut LP, reached number 42 on Billboard's Hot 100 and number 21 on the Cash Box Top 100, peaking on both charts on July 9. In Canada, "Younger Girl" reached number nine. On the UK Singles Chart, it reached number 38.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||18|
|Canada RPM Top Singles||9|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||42|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100||21|