Chris Young’s “Young Love & Saturday Nights” Features David Bowie Guitar Riff

by Preshias Harris / 214 days ago / Comments

Roll down the windows and crank up the volume

Chris Young has released his newest single – “Young Love & Saturday Nights” – and iconic British rocker David Bowie receives writing credit on the song.

“Young Love & Saturday Nights” was written by major Nashville hit creators Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Josh Thompson but leans heavily into the classic guitar riff on Bowie’s 1974 hit “Rebel Rebel,” adding his name as a writer to the new Chris Young release. (Interestingly, when “Rebel Rebel” was released in ‘74, fans noted the similarity of the signature guitar riff to that heard on several Rolling Stones tracks!)

“Young Love & Saturday Nights” has been described as the ultimate weekend anthem and immediately appealed to Chris Young when he heard the demo.

"When I first heard this song, I immediately connected with the groove and the lyrics with nods to so many things I can personally relate to,” says Young of the new song. “It made me think back to when I first got started playing country dive bars and it was the same kind of thing. I drove a beat-up truck to and from gigs where I played music hoping the audiences would relate… and if I’m being honest, hoping the girls would like it too,” he adds. “Young love and Saturday nights are things that just go together and this feels like one of those big summer songs where you just want to roll the windows down, crank up the volume, and just drive around to it.”

Stream/listen “Young Love & Saturday Nights” and watch the video here. The song follow’s Young’s previous single “Looking For You” that is still climbing the Billboard Country and Mediabaseand radio airplay charts.

The fun music video for the song was directed by Alexia Stone and Stephen Kinigopoulos (Running Bear Films) and filmed at Old Hickory Beach in Hendersonville, Tenn., north of Nashville. We see Young performing on the beach and witnessing the flirtations typical of a Saturday night.  In the chorus, Young sings:

“Here’s to good girls that can’t keep from falling

For bad boys that their daddies don’t like

Small towns that keep staying small

Here’s to old trucks, young love and Saturday nights”

Chris Young has been named one of Billboard’s Top Country Artists of the Decade, recognizing his 13 career No. 1 singles and more than five billion on-demand streams, membership of the Grand Ole Opry and his live shows performing to capacity crowds around the world.  His twenty-track album, Famous Friends Deluxe Edition (listen/play here) includes collaborations with Kane Brown, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lauren Alaina, Old Dominion and more.

Tour and ticket information at Chris Young's website and Facebook. Follow Chris on Instagram and TikTok (@chrisyoungmusic) and Twitter (@ChrisYoungMusic).


Follow Chris Young  

About Preshias Harris

Preshias Harris Journalist

Preshias Harris is a music journalist who has interviewed everyone from Alabama to ZZ Top for articles and stories published in numerous music magazines. She is the author of longest-running monthly country music column in America and authored The College of Songology™ 101: The Singer/Songwriter’s ‘Need To Know’ Reference Handbook. As a music career development consultant with special emphasis on emerging and aspiring artists and songwriters, she focuses on ‘chasing the dream’ while understanding the realities of the music industry. She maintains a writers’ room on Music Row – named The Sangtuary – for her clients and their co-writers. She is a member of ASCAP (as a publisher), BMI, The Country Music Association (CMA), The Recording Academy, The National Association of Talent Directors (NATD) and a life member of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

You can find out more about Preshias at and find her blog at