With A Girl Like You

Album: The Best Of The Troggs (1966)
Charted: 1 29

Songfacts®:

  • 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. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dennis - North Hollywood, CA

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 31st 1966, "A Girl Like You" by the Troggs entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #75; and on September 4th, 1966 it peaked at #29 {for 1 week} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...And as stated above it reached #1 in the U.K., that was on August 6th, 1966 for 2 weeks, it also peaked at #1 in Spain, New Zealand, and the Netherlands...The week it entered the Top 100 the record's A-side, "Wild Thing", was in its second week at #1 on the Top 100.
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