"Sweet Little Sixteen" is a rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry, who released it as a single in January 1958. It reached number two on the American charts, Berry's second-highest position ever on that chart (surpassed only by his suggestive hit "My Ding-A-Ling", which reached number one in 1972). "Sweet Little Sixteen" also reached number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #272 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
The Beach Boys' 1963 song "Surfin' U.S.A." has the same melody, with new lyrics that focus on the Beach Boys' ongoing theme of surfing. Following litigation by Berry the song is credited to Berry/Wilson.
Recorded live at the BBC on July 10th, 1963