Wild, Wild West (The Escape Club song)
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|"Wild, Wild West"|
|Single by The Escape Club|
|from the album Wild Wild West|
|Format||CD single, 7"|
3:59 (7" version)
|Songwriter(s)||The Escape Club|
|The Escape Club singles chronology|
"Wild, Wild West" is a song by The Escape Club from their similarly named debut album, Wild Wild West. The single hit the charts in late 1988 and eventually reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of November 12, 1988, making The Escape Club the only British artist to have a No. 1 hit in America while never charting in the UK.
Lyrics and music
The lyrics, with phrases such as "I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair," "heading for the '90s, living in the wild, wild west," are augmented with gunshot, laser and blaster (a la STAR WARS) sound effects. Critics have noted that portions of the song bore a strong similarity to Elvis Costello's "Pump It Up" due to the distinct drum beat and vocal patterns during the verses.
- "Wild Wild West" - 3:59
- "We Can Run" - 3:40 (B-Side previously unreleased)
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||36|
- English, Timothy (2007). Sounds like teen spirit : stolen melodies, ripped-off riffs, and the secret history of rock and roll. iUniverse Star. p. 55. ISBN 9781583480236. OCLC 191820511. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
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