Who Sang Jack & Diane? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp American Fool cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Mellencamp
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Country Rock/Southern Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:17
producer: Don Gehman and John Mellencamp
lead vocals: John Mellencamp
mixer: Don Gehman and George Tutko
bass: George Perry
guitar: Michael B. Wanchic and Larry Crane
drums (drum set): Kenny Aronoff
phonographic copyright by: John Mellencamp
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
A little ditty 'bout Jack & Diane
Two American kids growing up in the heart land
Jack - he's gonna be a football star
Diane - debutante in the back seat of Jacky's car
Suckin' on chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez
Diane sitting on Jacky's lap
Got his hands between her knees
Jack - he says:
"Hey, Diane, let's run off behind a shady tree
Dribble off those bobby brooks
Let me do what I please."
Saying oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
Sayin' oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
Now walk on
Jack - he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment
Scratches his head, and does his best James Dean
Well, now then, there, Diane, we ought to run off to the city
Diane says:
"Baby, you ain't missing nothing."
But Jack - he says:
"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone."
Oh yeah
He says: "life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone."
Oh, let it rock, let it roll
Let the bible belt come and save my soul
Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can
Change is coming 'round real soon
Make us woman and man
Oh yeah, life goes on
A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin' the best they can

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hurts So Good
  • 2 Jack & Diane
  • 3 Hand to Hold on To
  • 4 Danger List
  • 5 Can You Take It
  • 6 Thundering Hearts
  • 7 China Girl
  • 8 Close Enough
  • 9 Weakest Moments