Wild Man (Kate Bush song)

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"Wild Man"
Wild Man (Kate Bush song).jpg
Single by Kate Bush
from the album 50 Words for Snow
Released 10 October 2011
Genre Art rock
Length 4:16 (Radio Edit)
Label Noble & Brite
Songwriter(s) Kate Bush
Producer(s) Kate Bush
Kate Bush singles chronology
"Deeper Understanding"
"Wild Man"
"Running Up that Hill"
"Deeper Understanding"
"Wild Man"
"Running Up that Hill"

"Wild Man" is a song by Kate Bush released as the lead single from her tenth studio album 50 Words for Snow. It was released as a digital download single in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2011,[1] and peaked at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart. "Wild Man" tells the story of sightings of the Yeti in the wilds of the Himalayas, and of the efforts by the narrator and others to protect him from discovery.

Song information[edit]

The song premiered on BBC Radio 2 on Monday 10 October 2011. The 7:16 minute version was first played on The Ken Bruce Show[2] and the 4:16 minute "radio edit" was made available for streaming on Kate Bush's official YouTube channel after the radio premiere. The full-length "Wild Man" was released as a digital download single on 11 October, and it was announced that there would be no CD single.[3] The song was BBC Radio 2's "Record of the Week" for the week starting 16 October.[3]

A 2-minute 33 second "Animation Segment" for "Wild Man" was posted on the Kate Bush official site and on YouTube. The short film was created by Finn and Patrick at Brandt Animation.[4]

In 2015, Bush contributed the track to The Art of Peace − Songs for Tibet II music compilation album, devoted to the 80th birthday of 14th Dalai Lama. Proceeds from the album will be used to help preserve and promote the wisdom of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan culture.[5] The song was remixed and retitled as "Wild Man (Remastered Shimmer)".[6]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Wild Man" (Radio Edit) – 4:16 (except in the US)
  2. "Wild Man" – 7:16


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
UK Singles Chart[7] 73

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 October 2011[8] Digital download Noble & Brite


  1. ^ "Wild Man". Katebush.com. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Wild Man Worldwide Exclusive". Katebush.com. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Single advance ticket: £8.00". Katebushnews.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Kate Bush News". Katebushnews.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  5. ^ "The Art of Peace – Songs for Tibet II". Kate Bush. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Art of Peace – Songs for Tibet II". Apple. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "ChartArchive – The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  8. ^ "iTunes – Music – Wild Man – Single by Kate Bush". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2013-07-05.