261. The Troggs, 'Wild Thing'
Writer: Chip Taylor
Producer: Larry Page
Released: June '66, Atco/Fontana
11 weeks; No. 1
When Taylor demo’d this three-chord monster in 1965, he didn’t take it too seriously: "I was on the floor laughing when I was through." But after a new U.K. band called the Troggs got hold of it, "Wild Thing" became a bar-band standard. Said Taylor, "It’s still inspired, even in its own dumbness."
Appears on: Greatest Hits (Prime Cuts)