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)"
Released August 16, 1985
Format 12" vinyl
Recorded 1985
Genre Funk rock
Length 4:09
Label EMI/Capitol Records
Writer(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 has not been performed live since 1988 on the final tour with Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons although on October 19, 2011 the band teased playing it however did not 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)