The Wild Ones (song)

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"The Wild Ones"
The wild ones cd1.jpg
Single by Suede
from the album Dog Man Star
Released 7 November 1994
Format CD, vinyl record (12")
Recorded 1994
Genre Britpop
Length 4:50
Label Nude
Writer(s) Brett Anderson, Bernard Butler
Producer(s) Ed Buller
Suede singles chronology
"We Are the Pigs"
"The Wild Ones"
"New Generation"

"The Wild Ones" is the second single from the album Dog Man Star by Suede, released on 14 November 1994 on Nude Records. The song peaked at #18 in the UK.[1] The ballad is considered a favourite among fans and is one of their most notable songs of this period. The B-side, "Modern Boys", appears as an album track in the US edition of Dog Man Star. The single also features a version of "Introducing the Band" by electronic pioneer Brian Eno.

Brett Anderson has said on numerous occasions that he regards this song as not only the high-water mark of his writing partnership with Bernard Butler,[2] but his favourite of all Suede songs.[3]

The "Wild Ones" music video was filmed in Dartmoor and was directed by Howard Greenhalgh. The video cost £150,000, most of it for computer special effects.[4]

The song "This World Needs a Father" is the only Suede song to feature input from both Bernard Butler and Richard Oakes.

In 2014, NME ranked the song at number 370 in its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[5]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler except where noted.

12" vinyl

  1. "The Wild Ones"
  2. "Eno's Introducing the Band"


  1. "The Wild Ones"
  2. "Modern Boys"


  1. "The Wild Ones"
  2. "Modern Boys"
  3. "This World Needs a Father"


  1. "The Wild Ones"
  2. "Eno's Introducing the Band"
  3. "Asda Town" (Anderson)


  1. ^ "Artist Chart History: Suede". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Wild Ones (Original Unedited Version)". Q Magazine. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brett Anderson". The Beat. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Moody, Paul. "Suede: Meet the New Boy". NME. 29 October 1994.
  5. ^ Barker, Emily (31 January 2014). "The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time – 400-301". NME. Retrieved 20 December 2016.