Alice Cooper celebrates his 72nd birthday today (February 4th). Once Alice Cooper got the idea to write a song about the end of the school year, he had a dilemma. How do you capture the exhilaration of that moment? He obviously did it School’s Out peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Here he explains his dilemma:

 

“I said, ‘How do you capture that on a record? And how do you get that ‘School’s Out’ and the nah-nah-nah nah-nah thing in there — you know, no more pencils, no more books?’ And then school’s out for summer! I mean, just the release of it is ‘the school’s out.’ That was the idea. Get the release of the school and the release of the chorus at the same time.”

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