Wild One

Album: Take Me As I Am (1993)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was Faith Hill's debut single and her first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Charts.
  • Written by Pat Bunch, Jaime Kyle and Will Rambeaux, this song was performed by two other Country bands before Faith Hill made it a hit. The first was Zaca Creek on their 1992 album Broken Heartland, then Evangeline for their 1993 album French Quarter Moon.
  • This song was also featured on Hill's 2007 compilation album, The Hits. The singer admitted it wasn't an easy trip down memory lane. She told AOL Music: "When I first realized I was going to be able to have a greatest hits this year, I didn't go back so far. I first started thinking, 'What songs can I put on here that I thought should have been hits?' [Laughs] For my way of thinking, I wouldn't allow myself to just pull off all the layers and go all the way back to the beginning. I turned in my list of songs for the album, and I get this phone call back: 'It's important that you revisit the beginning of your career, the songs that actually were the hits and that brought your fans to notice you in the first place.' And so I did that. I went back and I started with 'Wild One,' which was my first single and which I had not listened to in years."

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