Runnin' Wild (1922 song)

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Sheet music of "Runnin' Wild"

"Runnin' Wild" is a popular song first composed and recorded in 1922, written by A.H. Gibbs, Joe Grey and Leo Wood.

It is probably best known for its inclusion in the classic 1959 comedy film Some Like It Hot, set in the late prohibition era. The song is performed during a rehearsal on a train journey, with Marilyn Monroe providing the vocals.

A gypsy swing version done by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France in 1928

Joyce Bryant released a version of the song in 1954. It also served as the title of her album.[1]

A swing version is included on the 1962 Verve recording: Ella Fitzgerald: Rhythm is My Business with a fabulous big band arrangement by Bill Doggett.

It was also used as introductory music on two early sound short films starring Laurel and Hardy (Men O' War, They Go Boom) before their celebrated theme tune The Ku-Ku Song was composed.

It was also used as the first track off the Boston Pops Orchestra CD Runnin' Wild: The Boston Pops Orchestra Plays Glenn Miller, and was also Keith Lockhart's first CD with the Boston Pops as their 20th Conductor. It was released in 1996.

It was used in an advertising campaign for Prada "Candy" perfume in 2011.

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