Ten Favorite Wild Songs: Walk On the Wild Side (#6)

@FourWalls (9520)
United States
October 21, 2017 8:18pm CST
Look out, it's time to go wild! If my wildness wasn't enough, I've conned, er, talked @teamfreak16 into counting down his favorite songs with "wild" in the title, too! And, for today's song, this is probably THE obvious one, and the one we're most likely to match on. #6: Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed There's a great quote in the Picky Wedia entry about this song: Reed said, "My obituary has already been written, and it starts 'doot di-doot,di-doot..." Of course there was a lot more to Lou Reed than this song, but this is the one that gets airplay all the time. It's a classic song, telling the story of various denizens of Andy Warhol's "Factory" (where Reed himself honed his skills with the Velvet Underground...if you didn't know, Warhol produced and designed the cover of The Velvet Underground and Nico). You know all of the backstory about this song. You know the song. All I can say is, "enjoy." Walk On the Wild Side Written by Lou Reed Recorded by Lou Reed From Transformer, 1972 Thought she was James Dean for a day:
Music video by Lou Reed performing Walk on the Wild Side (audio). (C) 1972 RCA Records a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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@Kandae11 (25590)
22 Oct
Was that a movie starring James dean?
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@FourWalls (9520)
• United States
22 Oct
No, just a reference to him in the lyrics.
@LoriAMoore (9687)
• United States
22 Oct
Hey baby, take a walk on the wild side. And the girls go doo da doo . . . . Love it!
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@dgobucks226 (6003)
23 Oct
Great Pick! Hello Holly, Little Joe, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Jackie.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
22 Oct
You might be surprised to read this but I never heard of this song before.
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@JohnRoberts (38885)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Oct
I never thought you of Jim Reeves fame would ever pick this underground classic. Bowie and Mick Ronson producing and playing. It's an extraordinary song especially if one is familiar with the Warhol stars mentioned like Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling.
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@teamfreak16 (35191)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Oct
Yes, it's a match. So glad I got to see him do this.
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@FourWalls (9520)
• United States
24 Oct
It's just one of those songs you can't avoid if you're doing a countdown. Glad it's a match!!
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@teamfreak16 (35191)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Oct
@FourWalls - It's inevitable that it's going to happen once in awhile. Great songs and great taste in music make it so.
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@1hopefulman (19585)
• Canada
22 Oct
Did somebody else cover this song?
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@FourWalls (9520)
• United States
22 Oct
I'm sure others have covered it.
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