Reg Presley says of this in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "I wrote that song while I was still a bricklayer. We recorded it at the same time as Wild Thing and either of them could have been released first. I liked the way The Beach Boys were going 'Ba-ba-ba-Barbara Ann' and it was lovely to do something like that in With A Girl Like You. We nearly had a trumpet playing it, but it sounded better when we sang it."
Though many people think "Wild Thing" was The Troggs' sole chart topper in the UK, in fact this now less well-known song made its way to the very top while "Wild Thing" stalled at #2. In the US however "Wild Thing" topped the charts while this only made #29.
This appears in the film Shine in a scene set in London in which David Helfgott has a night out on the town.
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
This song was used in the film Flirting in which it was played by the students at a boys' school as a way of welcoming students from a girls' school (who included characters played by Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts and Thandie Newton) to a dance.