100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Wild Things- The Troggs. Written by songwriter Chip Taylor [who also wrote ‘Angel In The Morning’]- in just a few minutes. ‘Wild Thing’ was first recorded by the New York group Wild Ones- that version didn’t chart. When The Troggs manager Larry Paige played the song for The Troggs they thought the song was so weird they just had to cover it. The Troggs were a garage rock band from Andover, England- their other big hit was ‘Love Is All Around’ in 1967- #7 in the US. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked ‘Wild Thing’ #257 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.
- Single: ‘Wild Thing’- The Troggs
- Record Company- Atco
- Genre: Garage Rock
- Written by Chip Taylor
- Time: 2:30
- B-side: ‘With A Girl Like You’
- Album- From Nowhere
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 in US Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart.