With a Girl Like You

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"With a Girl like You"
Single by The Troggs
B-side "I Want You"
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre R&B
Label Fontana Records TF 717[1]
Writer(s) Reg Presley[1]
Producer(s) Larry Page[1]
The Troggs singles chronology
"Wild Thing"
(1966)
"With a Girl like You"
(1966)
"I Can't Control Myself"
(1966)

"With a Girl like You" is a hit song by English band The Troggs.[1] The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 4 August 1966, where it remained for two weeks.[2][3]

Song profile[edit]

The song is featured, uncut, in a school dance scene from the 1991 Nicole Kidman/ Noah Taylor movie, Flirting. It is also in the films and/or soundtracks for the movies, Shine, The Good Night, and The Boat That Rocked.

The Osiris Shoes video "Feed the Need" featured the "With a Girl Like You" (James Brockman's section).

Part of the song was featured in a trailer for the 2013 film Warm Bodies.[4]

The song was featured at the end of CSI: NY Season 9 episode called "The Real McCoy", when Adam and his girlfriend are dancing.

The song was featured on Girls season 1 episode, "Vagina Panic".

Cover versions[edit]

In 1978, Swedish singer Harpo released a cover version as a single. Although released all over Europe, it was not a hit.

Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" for the 2009 Red Hot compilation album, Dark Was the Night.

In 1986, Italo disco singer Chriss recorded a cover version entitled "With a Boy Like You". Although it has a typical dance tune, this version also has guitars, making it sound more like a pop-rock song.

Alex Chilton recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" which is included in the 1991 Rhino compilation 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton.

Yo La Tengo / Condo Fucks recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" on their covers album Fuckbook.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down covered the song on the 2013 The Feeling Kind EP.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 103. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 194. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Warm Bodies (2013)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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Preceded by
"Out of Time"
by Chris Farlowe
UK number one single
"With a Girl like You"
by The Troggs

4 August 1966 for two weeks
Succeeded by
"Yellow Submarine" b/w "Eleanor Rigby"
by The Beatles