"I Go Wild"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Voodoo Lounge
Released3 April 1995 (Australia)[1]
3 July 1995 (UK)
RecordedJuly & August, November & December, 1993
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
LabelRolling Stones/Virgin
Producer(s)Don Was and
The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Out of Tears"
"I Go Wild"
"Like a Rolling Stone"

"I Go Wild" is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1994 album Voodoo Lounge. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "I Go Wild" is largely a Jagger composition.[2]

On its creation, Jagger said in 1994, "'I Go Wild', I suppose, is the one I play (guitar) on most. I mean, I just created it on guitar with Charlie [Watts], as a groove. And we more or less had the whole song down before we took it to anyone else."[2] On the song overall, Jagger said, " I like that song. I really got into the lyrics on that one. One of the wordy ones."

A straightforward rock song, "I Go Wild"'s lyrics tell of the singer's relationship with an unnamed "femme fatale";

And the doctor says you'll be okay, And if you'd only stay away; From femme fatales and dirty bitches, And daylight drabs and nighttime witches, And working girls and blue stockings, And dance hall babes and body poppers,
And waitresses with broken noses, Checkout girls striking poses,
And politicians' garish wives, With alcoholic cunts like knives

I go wild when you're in my face; I go wild when I taste your taste;
I go wild and I go insane; I get sick - somebody stop this pain

"I Go Wild" was recorded between the months of July and August and November and December 1993 at Sandymount Studios, Ireland and A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles.[2] With Jagger on lead vocals and electric guitar, Richards and Ron Wood accompany him on electric guitars. Charlie Watts performs drums while Darryl Jones performs bass. Chuck Leavell performs the song's organ while Phil Jones incorporate percussion. Jagger, Richards, Bernard Fowler, and Ivan Neville perform backing vocals.[3]

"I Go Wild" was released as the fourth and final single from Voodoo Lounge. Following its UK release on 3 July 1995, it reached number 29 on the UK singles chart. A video was shot at Ex-templo de San Lázaro in Mexico City immediately before the Stones' fourteen stadium tour of South America. The song was performed throughout the 1994-1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour;[2] a live version from 1994 appeared on the maxi-single, and a 1995 live performance was released in 2016 on Totally Stripped.


Chart (1995) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 57
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 61
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 48
UK Singles (OCC)[7] 29
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 20


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  2. ^ a b c d "Out of Tears". Time Is On Our Side. Retrieved 2006-08-17.
  3. ^ "I Go Wild". Keno's Rolling Stones Lyric Page. 2007. (accessed 17 August 2007).
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 07 May 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Rolling Stones – I Go Wild" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Rolling Stones – I Go Wild" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Rolling Stones: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  8. ^ "The Rolling Stones Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2016.