I Go Wild

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For the Guitar Shorty album, see I Go Wild!
"I Go Wild"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Voodoo Lounge
Released 3 July 1995
Format CD, 7"
Recorded July & August, November & December, 1993
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 4:23
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Don Was and
The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Out of Tears"
"I Go Wild"
"Like a Rolling Stone" (live)

"I Go Wild" is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1994 album Voodoo Lounge. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "I Go Wild" is largely a Jagger composition.[1]

On its creation, Jagger said in 1994, "'I Go Wild', I suppose, is the one I play (guitar) on most. I mean, I just created it on guitar with Charlie [Watts], as a groove. And we more or less had the whole song down before we took it to anyone else."[1] On the song overall, Jagger said, " I like that song. I really got into the lyrics on that one. One of the wordy ones."

A straight forward rock song, "I Go Wild"'s lyrics tell of the singer's relationship with an unnamed "femme fatale";

"I Go Wild" was recorded between the months of July and August and November and December 1993 at Sandymount Studios, Ireland and A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles.[1] With Jagger on lead vocals, Richards and Ron Wood accompany him on electric guitars. Charlie Watts performs drums while Darryl Jones performs bass. Chuck Leavell performs the song's organ while Phil Jones incorporate percussion. Jagger, Richards, Bernard Fowler, and Ivan Neville perform backing vocals.[2]

"I Go Wild" was released as the fourth single from Voodoo Lounge. Following its UK release on July 3, 1995, it reached number 29 on the UK singles chart. A video was shot at Ex-templo de San Lázaro in Mexico City immediately before the Stones' fourteen stadium tour of South America. The song was performed throughout the 1994-1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour;[1] a live version from 1994 appeared on the maxi-single, and a 1995 live performance was released in 2016 on Totally Stripped.


Chart (1995) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 61
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 48
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 29
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[6] 20


  1. ^ a b c d "Out of Tears". Time Is On Our Side. Retrieved 2006-08-17. 
  2. ^ "I Go Wild". Keno's Rolling Stones Lyric Page. 2007. (accessed 17 August 2007).
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Rolling Stones – I Go Wild". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Rolling Stones – I Go Wild" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Rolling Stones: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "The Rolling Stones – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for The Rolling Stones. Retrieved 18 June 2016.