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The Wild Side of Life

by Rasma Raisters 28 days ago in 60s music
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Songs with wild in the title

“Wild Thing” is a song written by American songwriter Chip Taylor. The song became popular when recorded by the English rock band The Troggs in 1966. It was originally recorded by the American rock band The Wild Ones but never charted. The Troggs' version went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and made it to number two on the UK Singles chart. The song is at number 257 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 

“Born to Be Wild” is a song written by Mars Bonfire and was first performed by the American-Canadian rock band Steppenwolf. The song is often invoked in both popular and counter-culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It was featured in the movie “Easy Rider” in 1969. It is often called the first heavy metal song and is on the band’s debut album Steppenwolf. It became popular and was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is at number 129 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2018, it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category of singles.

“Wild One” is a song written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann, and Bernie Lowe. It was recorded by American singer and actor Bobby Rydell and released as a single in 1960. It got to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was on the R&B chart. The song also charted in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

“Ride the Wild Wind” is a song by the British rock band, Queen. The song was written by Roger Taylor and is on their fourteenth album Innuendo from 1991. The song is like a sequel to Taylor’s composition “I’m in Love With My Car” focusing on his passion for cars and racing. The song creates the sensation of speed and engine roar.

“Wild World” is a song written and recorded by English singer and songwriter Cat Stevens. The song is on his fourth album Tea for the Tillerman, from 1970. Stevens wrote the song for Patti D’Arbanville, with whom he was in a relationship. Released as a single, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2008, the album Tea for the Tillerman CD was re-issued in a deluxe version including the original demo of “Wild World.”

“The Wild Side of Life” is a song made famous by country music singer Hank Thompson and released in 1952. It rose to number one on the Billboard Country chart. The song became one of the most famous country songs of the early 1950s. A very good version of the song was made by American singer, songwriter, actor, and author Burl Ives, making it more well-known. Clay Coppedge wrote a magazine article in 2006 titled “A Classic Walk on the Wild Side” detailing the history of this song.

“Wild Wild Angels” is a song by the British rock band Smokie and is on their album Midnight Café from 1976. The song was the second of three singles to be issued. It was written and produced by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.

“Wild Women Do” is a song recorded by Natalie Cole for the soundtrack of the popular movie “Pretty Woman” in 1990. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

“Wild Hearts Run Out of Time” was recorded by American singer, songwriter, and musician Roy Orbison. It is on his posthumous album King of Hearts. The song is from the soundtrack to the 1985 movie “Insignificance.” It was issued as a single in Canada, Australia, and Europe. 

“Your Wildest Dreams” is a single that was released by the English rock band The Moody Blues in 1986. It was written by Justin Hayward and is on their album The Other Side of Life. The song features a synth-pop style. Released as a single, it became the band’s second-biggest US hit. It rose to number one on the Adult Contemporary chart and was at number two on the Mainstream Rock chart.

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.

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  • Julie Shetler21 days ago

    Love this! Thanks for sharing this great article. Another good one is 'Walk on the Wild Side' by Loud Reed. Also, there's a great cover of this song on YouTube by Alice Pheobe Lou.

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