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The Troggs

Wild Thing

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Oldies
  • Space
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  • 1966
  • 2012
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  • 1992
  • 1969

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“Wild Thing” is a rock classic written by New York City-born songwriter Chip Taylor (James Wesley Voight, the brother of actor Jon Voight). Originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965, “Wild Thing” is best known for its 1966 cover by the English band The Troggs, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1966. The song peaked at one position lower in Britain. As performed by The Troggs, “Wild Thing” is ranked #257 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Wild make my heart sing ... I said wild thing ... But I wanna know for sure

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This song is listed #257 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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