Wild One (Bobby Rydell song)

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Not to be confused with Wild One (Johnny O'Keefe song).
"Wild One"
Single by Bobby Rydell
B-side "Little Bitty Girl"
Released January 1960
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:16
Label Cameo
Writer(s) Dave Appell, Kal Mann, Bernie Lowe[1]
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Bobby Rydell singles chronology
"We Got Love"/
"I Dig Girls"
"Wild One"/
"Little Bitty Girl"
"Swingin' School"/

"Wild One" is a song written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann, and Bernie Lowe. It was released as a single by Bobby Rydell in 1960. The song became a big hit for Rydell, spending 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at No. 2,[2] while peaking at No. 10 on the R&B chart, No. 7 in the United Kingdom,[3] and No. 11 in Australia.[4]

Session drummer Gary Chester played on this recording.[5][6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 2
Hot R&B Sides 10
UK - Record Retailer 7
Australia 11


  1. ^ Wild One - By: Bobby Rydell, MusicVF.com Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Bobby Rydell - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed July 24, 2015
  3. ^ Bobby Rydell - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Accessed October 15, 2015
  4. ^ David Kent, Australian Top 20 Singles - Week Ending April 16, 1960
  5. ^ The Official Gary Chester Website - Discography - Angelfire Accessed July 24, 2015
  6. ^ Gary Chester, "The New Breed: Systems for the Development of Your Own Creativity", Hal Leonard Corporation, (1985)

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