Wild Thing

Album: Loc'ed After Dark (1988)
Charted: 21 2
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  • Let's do it

    Workin' all week, 9 to 5 for my money
    So when the weekend comes I go get live with the honey
    Rollin' down the street, I saw this girl and she was pumpin'
    I winked my eye, she got into the ride, went to a club, was jumpin'
    Introduce myself as Loc, she said, "You're a liar"
    I said, "I got it goin' on, baby doll, and I'm on fire"
    Took her to the hotel, she said, "You're the king"
    I said, "Well, be my queen if you know what I mean, and lets do the wild thing"

    Wild thing
    Wild thing

    Shoppin' at the mall looking for some gear to buy
    I saw this girl, she gon' rock my world, and I had to adjust my fly
    She looked at me and smiled and said, "You have plans for the night?"
    I said, "Hopefully, if things go well, I'll be with you tonight"
    So we journeyed to her house, one thing led to an other
    I key in the door, I cold hit the floor, looked up and it was her mother
    I didn't know what to say, I was hangin' by a string
    She said, "Hey, you two, I was once like you, and I liked to do the wild thing"

    Wild thing
    She loved to do the wild thing
    Wild thing
    Please, baby, baby, please

    Posse in effect, hangin' out is always hype
    And when me and the crew leave the shindig, I want a girl who's just my type
    Saw this luscious little frame, I ain't lyin', fellas, she was fine
    This sweet young miss cold gave me a kiss and I knew that she was mine
    Took her to the limousine, it's still parked outside
    I tipped the chauffeur when it was over and I gave her my own ride
    Couldn't get her off my jock, she was like static cling
    But that's what happens when body start slappin' from doin' the wild thing

    Wild thing
    She wanna do the wild thing
    Please, baby, baby, please

    Wild thing
    Doin' a little show at the local discotheque
    This fine young chick was on my jock, so I said what the heck
    She wanted to come on stage and do her little dance
    So I said, "Chill for now, but maybe later, you'll get your chance"
    So when the show was finished I took her around the way
    And what do you know, she was good to go without a word to say
    We was all alone and she said, "Tone, let me tell you one thing
    I need fifty dollars to make you holler, I get paid to do the wild thing"

    Say what?
    Yo love, you must be kidding
    You're walkin', babe
    Just break out of here
    Hasta la vista, baby
    Wild thing Writer/s: Anthony Smith, Marvin Bruce Young, Matt William Dike
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Jako from Over The Rainbow PeeWee Herman did a spoof of this song as well but I cant find it ANYWHERE.

    Its like it disappeared in thin air
  • Scott from Columbus, OhThis was NOT the first rap/pop crossover for a black artist. RUN-DMC was first with a cover of "Walk This Way" featuring Aerosmith in 1986. The song secured RUN-DMC's fame and reignited the members of Aerosmith's careers as well. I know... I should work at VH1.
  • Scott from Columbus, OhThe video for this song was made on a shoe-string budget to say the least. It was made for around $5,000, which is nothing for a video, especially one that did so well. The bulk of the money went to extras, namely the women in the "band", which incidently are dressed in an homage to Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistable" video female backing group. Check it out and you'll see the similarities.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandHow can Tone Loc be a bozo for naming his song after the song it sounds like?

    Sure it doesn't use the Trogg's riff but it sounds like Wild Thing by the Troggs so why not call it that?
  • Greg from Maryville, MoCharlie, "Wish You Were Here" was a popular Eddie Fisher song decades before Pink Floyd. I sure hope you don't go to the RATT section and post a similar comment about "Round and Round." Besides, Tone Loc is not really a modern bozo - more of a vintage bozo by now.
  • Arthur from Sydney, AustraliaThe six hundred and sixty-sixth song in the Songfacts database -- 666. Number of the beast, coincidentally.
  • Charlie from Thomaston, Cti hate it when modern bozo's use titles from classic songs, like whoever used floyds classic' wish you were here for a title
  • Kei from Salem, OrTone Loc also had a moderately successful film career in the early 90's, with supporting roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Surf Ninjas.
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