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Encyclopedia > Wild Thing (Chip Taylor song)

"Wild Thing" is a hit song written by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor and originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965 (United Artists 947) (see external link below). NY redirects here. ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez Chip Taylor (b. ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ...


The song is in the Key of A Major, and is based around the Chord Progression (I - IV - V - IV), which is the basis for the main riff, and the instrumental parts during the Chorus. The middle eight was originally someone whistling, but this was replaced by Reg Presley playing an ocarina. The ocarina (IPA: ) is an ancient flute-like wind instrument. ...


Cover versions

"Wild Thing"
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Song by The Troggs
Released 1966
Label Fontana
Composer(s) Chip Taylor

The song is probably best known for its 1966 cover by the English band The Troggs, leading many to assume they are the original artist; however, the Troggs' version is one of several covers. A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, Wild Thing. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fontana is either: Fontana, California Fontana, Kansas Fontana, Gozo Island, Republic of Malta This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez Chip Taylor (b. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... A musical ensemble is, by definition, a group of three or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, Wild Thing. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. ...


The song has remained extremely popular ever since The Troggs' hit single, and has been covered again many times — perhaps most notably by Jimi Hendrix, whose performance of the song was featured in the 1968 documentary Monterey Pop. However, Hendrix never recorded the song in the studio. The novelty team of Senator Bobby (Bill Minkin), from the Hardly Worth it Report, recorded a version of "Wild Thing" in the style of Bobby Kennedy, stuttering throughout the song, with the recording person directing him. The British group Fancy recorded a version of the song in 1974. In 1983 the song was also coverder by the psychobilly band The Meteors for their Wreckin' Crew album. Sister Carol did a reggae version in 1987. Sam Kinison recorded a hit novelty version in 1988, and a cover by the Los Angeles-based punk band X was used in the 1989 film Major League. Comedian and Sam Kinison Tribute Artist Screamin' Sam performs this novelty version at live events and live on his internet TV show "The Screamin Sam Show". Even The Goodies recorded a version of the song, and performed it on stage during their episode "The Goodies – Almost Live". A song which has charted in one of the worlds music charts, or (if a specialist genre of music) had proven popularity. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Monterey Pop is a 1968 film by D.A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Fancy were a mid-1970s pop group. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ... A caricature of Sam Kinison exhibiting the aggression and anger of his stand-up comedy acts. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... X is a noted punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1977. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Major League is a 1989 film written and directed by David S. Ward. ... This article discusses the Goodies trio and the origins of their comedy TV series For information about the television series, see The Goodies (TV series) The Goodies are a trio of British comedians (Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie), who created, wrote, and starred in a surreal British... The Goodies – Almost Live is an episode of the British comedy television series The Goodies. ...


In 2003, Aerosmith recorded a version of the song and a video, which was used for commercials and teasers advertising ABC's coverage of the NFL Wild Card playoffs. This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ...


The cartoon version of the comic book character Swamp Thing had a theme song similar to Chip Taylor's version. It parodied The Troggs' song "Wild Thing"; the opening theme song went "Swamp Thing! ...You are amazing!" The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez Chip Taylor (b. ...

Preceded by
"Hanky Panky" by Tommy James And The Shondells
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
"Wild Thing" by The Troggs

July 30, 1966
(2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful

Hanky Panky is a song written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich for their group, The Raindrops. ... Tommy James (born Thomas Jackson on April 29, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American pop-rock musician and singer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, Wild Thing. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Summer In The City was a 1966 hit single by the Lovin Spoonful. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

  • The Screamin Sam Show Tribute to Sam Kinison
  • Cover history at Second Hand Songs
  • Oracina
  • Ocarina chords

 
 

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