Jungle Man (song)

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"Jungle Man"
Single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Freaky Styley
B-side"Nevermind", "Stranded", "Hollywood (Africa)"
ReleasedAugust 16, 1985
Format12" vinyl
GenreFunk rock
LabelEMI/Capitol Records
Songwriter(s)Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Cliff Martinez, Jack Sherman
Producer(s)George Clinton
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"Get Up and Jump"
"Jungle Man"
"Hollywood (Africa)"

"Jungle Man" is the first single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers 1985 album, Freaky Styley. A music video released around the same time of the album's release on August 16, 1985. The band couldn't get a proper music video released so manager, Lindy Goetz decided to just piece together many different clips of live performances of the song edited together with the album version of the song playing on top.

Singer Anthony Kiedis wrote the lyrics because the track reminded him of his best friend, the band's bassist, Flea.

"Jungle Man" hasn't been performed live since 1988, on the band's final tour with Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. On October 19, 2011, the band teased a full performance but didn't play the entire song.

Track listing[edit]

Promo 12" version
  1. "Jungle Man" (album version)
  2. "Nevermind" (album version)
  3. "Stranded"
  4. "Hollywood (Africa)" (7" version)