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Elvis SongPedia: Wild In The Country

Wild In The Country




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Written by: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss

Recorded: November 7, 1960, Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Released master is take 19.

Single:w/ "I Feel So Bad", 47-7880, May 1961
Also released on 7" 33 1/3 rpm, 37-7880, May 1961
Also released in stereo, 61-7880, May 1961
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0631, February 1962

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#26 on Billboard Hot 100
#42 on Cash Box Top 100

1st LP release: - August 1971
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The title song to Elvis' seventh film, "Wild In The Country" serves its purpose well. It's a nice soft ballad with Elvis' vocals pristine over acoustic guitar. Like much of the rest of this film's soundtrack, the arrangement is simple and instrumentation minimal. It's an attractive melody, as one might expect from this songwriting team. Peretti, Creatore and Weiss were known for producing serviceable pop hits (not to mention reworking a classic melody to produce "Can't Help Falling In Love"), so I'm sure it was no sweat to crank out a lovely ballad to drape over the opening credits of an Elvis flick.

Other Spins

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"Wild In The Country", another gentle number, is heard over the credits in the film, where its hypnotic movement creates the film's atmosphere.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979




Sung over the credits of the 1961 film - a quiet ballad - sung with sincerity with the Jordanaires.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982




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"Wild In The Country" Lyrics and Downloads

A rose grows wild in the country
A tree grows tall as the sky
The wind blows wild in the country
And part of the wild, wild country, am I

Wild, wild, like the deer and the dove
Wild and free as this land that I love

A dream grows wild in the country
A love grows tall as the sky
A heart beats wild in the country
And here with a dream in my heart
Part of the wild, wild country, am I
Part of the wild, wild country, am I
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