Wild One

Bobby Rydell

About Wild One

"Wild One" is a song written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann, and Bernie Lowe. In which session drummer Gary Chester played on this recording. It was released as a single by Bobby Rydell in 1960.


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Oh wild one I'm gonna tame you down (tame you down)
Ah, wild one I'll get you yet (yeah yeah) you bet (yeah yeah)
You little doll all you do is play, you've got a new baby ev'ry day
But some day it's gonna be me, me and only me

Oh oh wild one I'll make you settle down (settle down)
Ah wild one I'll clippa your wings (yeah yeah) and them things (yeah yeah)
You got the lips that I'm mad about
I got the lips that'll knock you out
C'mon wild one be wild about me

Whoa, yeah, baby 

(whoa whoa whoa)
(yeah yeah)
(wah wah wah wah)

You little doll all you do is play, you've got a new baby ev'ry day
But some day it's gonna be me, me and only me

Oh oh wild one I'll make you settle down (settle down)
Ah wild one I'll clippa your wings (yeah yeah) and things (yeah yeah)
You got the lips that I'm mad about
I got the lips that'll knock you out
C'mon wild one be wild about me

Whoa, yeah (wah wah wah wah)
C'mon wild one be wild about me

One more once (wah wah wah wah)

Ah, c'mon wild one be wild about me
Be wild about me

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Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional singer, mainly of rock and roll music. In the early 1960s he was considered a "teen idol". According to Allmusic music journalist Kim Summers, Rydell, whose interest in show business began at the age of four years, "is one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the US. His performance in Bye Bye Birdie and his recordings "Wild One" and "Volare" made him a famous performer in the 1960s. Rydell used his talents as an impersonator and drummer mostly in pursuing a musical rather than an acting career. more »

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Written by: Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe, David Appell

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13 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Wild One" is classified under the rock and roll and teen pop genres of music.
Artist
The song was performed by Bobby Rydell, who was a popular American teen idol in the early 1960s.
Chart Performance
Upon its release in 1960, "Wild One" climbed to the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Sales Record
The song was a huge hit and sold over a million copies, achieving a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Album Release
"Wild One" was included in the album "Bobby's Biggest Hits."
Cover Versions
Several artists have covered the song throughout the years, including The Guess Who, Status Quo, and Jerry Lee Lewis showcasing its timeless appeal.
Writers
"Wild One" was written by a team of songwriters: Dave Appell, Kal Mann, and Bernie Lowe, all of whom played significant roles in shaping the Philadelphia music scene.
Film Appearances
The song has been featured in several films, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Liberty Heights," further proving its lasting popularity.
Song Duration
The original 45 RPM single release of "Wild One" runs for a duration of 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
Production
"Wild One" was produced by a renowned record producer named Bernie Lowe.
Legacy
The song is often cited as one of Bobby Rydell's greatest hits and an iconic representation of the youth-oriented sound and spirit of the early 1960s.
Career Impact
"Wild One" helped solidify Bobby Rydell's growing popularity and established him as one of the top teen idols of the era.
Live Performance
An exciting live performance of "Wild One" helped Bobby Rydell catch the attention of the renowned TV show host, Ed Sullivan, getting him invited to "The Ed Sullivan Show".

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