With a Girl Like You

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"With a Girl Like You"
Single by The Troggs
B-side "I Want You"
Released July 1966 (1966-07)
Format 7-inch single
Genre
Length 2:08
Label Fontana
Writer(s) Reg Presley
Producer(s) Larry Page
The Troggs singles chronology
"Wild Thing"
(1966)
"With a Girl like You"
(1966)
"I Can't Control Myself"
(1966)

"With a Girl like You" is a song released by the English rock band the Troggs, written by Reg Presley and produced by Larry Page.[3] The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 4 August 1966, where it remained for two weeks.[4][5]

Song profile[edit]

The song is featured, uncut, in a school dance scene from the 1991 Nicole Kidman/ Noah Taylor movie, Flirting. It is also in the films and/or soundtracks for the movies, Shine, The Good Night, and The Boat That Rocked.

The Osiris Shoes video "Feed the Need" featured the "With a Girl Like You" (James Brockman's section).

Part of the song was featured in a trailer for the 2013 film Warm Bodies.[6]

The song was featured at the end of CSI: NY Season 9 episode called "The Real McCoy", when Adam and his girlfriend are dancing.

The song was featured on Girls season 1 episode, "Vagina Panic".

Cover versions[edit]

In 1978, Swedish singer Harpo released a cover version as a single. Although released all over Europe, it was not a hit.

Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" for the 2009 Red Hot compilation album, Dark Was the Night.

In 1986, Italo disco singer Chriss recorded a cover version entitled "With a Boy Like You". Although it has a typical dance tune, this version also has guitars, making it sound more like a pop-rock song.

Alex Chilton recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" which is included in the 1991 Rhino compilation 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton.

Yo La Tengo / Condo Fucks recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" on their covers album Fuckbook.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down covered the song on the 2013 The Feeling Kind EP.

Danzig covered the song on the 2015 album Skeletons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Perfect Beat. 7. Perfect Beat. 2004. Wild Thing was followed by two mid-tempo pop-rock songs, With A Girl Like You and / Can 't Control Myself, also hits in 1966. 
  3. ^ Jo Rice (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1 ed.). Guinness Superlatives. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-85112-250-2. 
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 194. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "Warm Bodies (2013)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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Preceded by
"Out of Time"
by Chris Farlowe
UK number one single
"With a Girl like You"
by The Troggs

4 August 1966 for two weeks
Succeeded by
"Yellow Submarine" b/w "Eleanor Rigby"
by The Beatles