500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side'
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223/500

223. Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side'

Writer: Reed
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)

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