Standout singles from the past
26 November 2022
The late genial singer-songwriter-rocker-performer LOU REED released
his imperishable signature classic WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (almost
370 million streams on Spotify) than 50 years ago, on 24 November 1972.
It was released along with that other masterstroke Perfect Day (more than
1962 million streams on Spotify) as a double A-side single. Both songs were
taken from Reed’s Transformer LP produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.
Laurie Anderson about ‘Walk On The Wild Side’:
“It has the best bass line ever to push a pop song.”
The song peaked at #10 in the UK and #16 in the USA but kept
on selling over the years as it was re-released a couple of times.
Take a walk once more, Lou.