Released: April 1966
Chip Taylor – brother of US actor Jon Voight – wrote 'Wild Thing', which was originally recorded by The Wild Ones. But it was Hampshire rockers The Troggs who made a proper go of it, detuning the guitars, throwing in an ocarina solo and attacking it with Reg Presley's growling bravura – all in the service of grabbing a US No.1 single.
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