Wild Is the Wind
Love me, love me, love me, say you do Let me fly away with you For my love is like the wind And wild is the wind Give me more than one caress Satisfy this hungriness Let the wind blow through your heart For wild is the wind You touch me I hear the sound of mandolins You kiss me With your kiss my life begins You're spring to me All things to me Don't you know you're life itself Like a leaf clings to a tree Oh my darling, cling to me For we're creatures of the wind And wild is the wind So wild is the wind You touch me I hear the sound of mandolins You kiss me With your kiss my life begins Daddy, you're spring to me All things to me Don't you know you're life itself Like a leaf clings to a tree Oh my darling, cling to me For we're creatures of the wind And wild is the wind So wild is the wind Wild is the wind Wild is the wind Wild is the wind
Written by: Ned Washington, Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics © PATTI WASHINGTON MUSIC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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David Bowie's version of "Wild Is the Wind" was recorded for his 1976 album "Station to Station." - Bowie cited it among his favourite songs. - The cover has been hailed as one of Bowie’s best unreleased tracks. - Bowie's version was influenced by the Nina Simone cover.
Dimitri Tiomkin, a Russian-born American film composer, wrote the original version of "Wild Is the Wind" for the 1957 film of the same name. - The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. - Tiomkin was known for scoring epic and western films, and "Wild Is the Wind" is one of his greatest achievements. - Despite being a composer for films, this song transcended the film industry and the music itself got transported into the pop culture.
Johnny Mathis was the first artist to record "Wild Is the Wind" for the 1957 film's soundtrack. - Mathis' rendition of the song became a standard. - The song represents a significant moment in Mathis's career, solidifying him as a major artist. - The version by Mathis was listed as one of the greatest songs from American movies.
"Wild is the Wind" was covered by Nina Simone for her 1966 album of the same title. - Simone's version is arguably the most famous interpretation of the song. - The song went onto become one of the trademark ballads in her career. - Simone’s rendition has been widely celebrated and critiqued by several artists.
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