These Musicians Wrote Big Hits When They Were Teenagers Proving Age Is Just a Number

    Did you know that many of today’s celebrated musicians actually wrote their most meaningful lyrics and heart touching melodies before they were even allowed to drive? While most of us spent our preteen and teenage years trying to pass mandatory creative writing classes and learning hot cross buns on the recorder, these musical prodigies were busy creating chart-topping hits.

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    Whether they were born with a passion for music or had simply jotted down a spontaneous poem after a high school breakup, these teens were able to come up with some of history’s most listened to songs. Proving age is just a number, here is a list of artists that you would never have guessed wrote their hit songs before they even reached their 20s.