500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side'
Producers: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Reed
Released: Dec. '72, RCA
14 weeks; No. 16
Reed was asked to write songs for a musical based on the novel A Walk on the Wild Side. The show fizzled, but Reed kept the title. "I thought it would be fun to introduce people you see at parties but don't dare approach," he said.
Appears on: Transformer (RCA)