Tiger Feet

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"Tiger Feet"
Single by Mud (band)
from the album Mud Rock
B-side "Mr Bagatelle"
Released 11 January 1974[1]
Format 7"
Recorded 1973
Genre Glam rock
Length 3:45
Label RAK[1]
Songwriter(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn[1]
Producer(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn[1]
Mud (band) singles chronology
"Tiger Feet"
"The Cat Crept In"
"Tiger Feet"
"The Cat Crept In"

"Tiger Feet" is a popular song by the English glam rock band Mud, released in January 1974.[2] Written and produced by the songwriting team of Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, it was the band's first number No. 1 single in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
Belgium 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
United Kingdom 1
Switzerland 5
Austria 6
Germany 6
Norway 10

"Tiger Feet" was a huge success, it was number No. 1 in the UK and Ireland charts for four weeks in 1974[3] and also topped the charts in the Netherlands. It sold over 700,000 copies in the UK alone and over a million sales globally. It was also the best selling single in Britain that year.[2]

Other information[edit]

The single was released on the 7 inch vinyl record format by the RAK music label. The B-side of the single is titled "Mr Bagatelle".[1]

"Tiger Feet" was featured as part of a medley on Mud's album Mud Rock, which reached number No. 8 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Co-writer and producer Mike Chapman credited bassist Ray Stiles with a particularly memorable bass lick which helped fuel the success of the record.[citation needed]

All-female band Girlschool later covered the song on their 1986 album Nightmare at Maple Cross.

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mud - Tiger Feet (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b "MUD Discography - the singles". Mudrock.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 296–7. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Mud Rock". Mud Rock. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 

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Preceded by
"You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me" by The New Seekers
UK number one single
26 January 1974
(for four weeks)
Succeeded by
"Devil Gate Drive" by Suzi Quatro