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Chris Isaak

Wicked Game

  • Game
  • Rock
  • Pop
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  • Musical
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  • 2012
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 2011
  • 2006

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“Wicked Game” is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. It is written in the mode of B Dorian. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart. Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who was obsessed with David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the only hit song of his career in the U.S. Through several years, many different versions and arrangements of the song were made before the final version was released. With its sound, one might be surprised to learn that both the bassline and drums (except the cymbals) were sampled from... Read on...

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More songs by Chris Isaak (See Charts): Go Walking Down There, Lie To Me, Heart Full Of Soul, Somebody'S Cryin', Can'T Do A Thing (To Stop Me), Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing, Wicked Games, and Blue Hotel.

Popular in Game (See Charts): Goodbye Horses, Blue Hotel, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, The Name Of The Game, Diggin' On You, Two Can Play That Game, It'S All In The Game, Butterfly, The Game Of Love, and Real World.


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