#1 USA, #2 UK
Unless you are from another planet you know this classic #1 track from the British group The Troggs. The guitar riff is unmistakable. But did you know that this was another British cover of an American track that bested the American original in popularity?
This is Animal D. Muppet’s cover of “Wild Thing.” I like it. I like it.
And this cover is my favorite of all, by Rock Icon guitarist and vocalist Jimi Hendrix at the in June 1967. After this live performance, when Hendrix lit his guitar on fire, it was the talk at my school for weeks on end. Can you dig it?
Last but not least how about this Hip-Hop remake by Ton-Loc in 1986? Cool – eh?
This is the original version that started it all — “Wild Thing” , composed by singer/songwriter James Wesley Voight (brother of actor John Voight and uncle of Angelina Jolie) aka Chip Taylor, was first recorded by Jordan Christopher & The Wild Ones in 1965.
- ‘Wild Thing’ singer announces his retirement due to cancer (examiner.com)
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