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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Alice Cooper performs during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on August 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)

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Alice Cooper: “School’s Out”

The Hook: How do you capture the exhilaration of that moment?

Album: School’s Out

Year: 1972

Writers: Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith

Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Once Alice Cooper got the idea to write a song about the end of the school year, he had a dilemma. He explains what it was.

Alice Cooper on trying to turn the exhilaration of the moment school is over into a song. OC:…same time. :18

“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.”