Runnin' Wild (1922 song)

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Sheet music of "Runnin' Wild"

"Runnin' Wild" is a popular song first composed and recorded in 1922, written by Arthur H. Gibbs, Joe Grey and Leo Wood.

Notable recordings[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

It is probably best known for its inclusion in the classic 1959 comedy film Some Like It Hot, set in the late prohibition era. The song is performed during a rehearsal on a train journey, with Marilyn Monroe providing the vocals.[16]

It was also used as introductory music on two early sound short films starring Laurel and Hardy (Men O' War and They Go Boom, both 1929) before their celebrated theme tune The Ku-Ku Song was composed.

Woody Allen included the song in his film Zelig (1983) when the version by The Charleston City All Stars was used.[17]

The song was also used in the 1988 film The Fruit Machine.[18] and in the 1990 film Miller's Crossing.[19]

It was used in an advertising campaign for Prada "Candy" perfume in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
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  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 272. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
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  5. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 309. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  8. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Discogs - Joyce Bryant - 'Runnin' Wild'
  13. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  16. ^ Some Like It Hot (1959), Marilyn Monroe singing "Runnin' Wild"
  17. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Internet Movie Database". imdb.com. Retrieved February 21, 2018.