Clap for the Wolfman

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"Clap for the Wolfman"
Clap for the Wolfman.png
Cover of the 1974 German single
Single by the Guess Who
from the album Road Food
B-side"Road Food"
ReleasedJune 1974
Recorded1973–1974
StudioRCA Studio A (Hollywood), Sound Stage (Toronto)
GenreRock
Length4:15
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace, Kurt Winter
Producer(s)Jack Richardson
The Guess Who singles chronology
"Star Baby"
(1974)
"Clap for the Wolfman"
(1974)
"Dancin' Fool"
(1974)

"Clap for the Wolfman" is a song written by Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace, and Kurt Winter performed by their band, the Guess Who. The song appeared on their 1974 album, Road Food. The song was ranked #84 on Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1974.[1]

Background[edit]

It is an homage to Wolfman Jack, who is featured talking in his typical on-air disc jockey voice several times on the recording.

Chart history[edit]

It reached #4 in Canada[2] and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.[3] It also reached the top 20 in the Netherlands, Belgium and South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1974". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1974-10-05. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. ^ The Guess Who, "Clap for the Wolfman" Chart Positions Retrieved February 4, 2014
  4. ^ "Google Translate".
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1974-10-05. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  6. ^ "The Guess Who - Clap for the Wolfman".
  7. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1974" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  9. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  10. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (January 16, 2018). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  11. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1974" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  13. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1974". Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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