Wild Wild Life

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Music Challenge BadgeWild Wild Life’ was written by David Byrne for the Talking Heads seventh studio album True Stories and it was released in 1986 as their lead single from this album.  It peaked at #25 on the US Hot Billboard and went to #43 on the UK Singles Chart.  This song may be about doing cocaine and calling that the wild life.  The video, which debuted on MTV won two Video Music Awards in 1987, one for Best Group Video, and one for Best Video From A Film.  True Stories was a film that includes 23 songs directed by David Byrne, related to quirky take on small-town America, set in the folksy, fictional Texas town of Virgil as it ramped up to a sesquicentennial festival the “Celebration of Specialness”.  The village is populated with various oddball characters who all sing whimsical songs that Byrne wrote especially for the film and…

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