"Jungle Love"
UK 7" picture sleeve
Single by Steve Miller Band
from the album Book of Dreams
B-side"Wish Upon a Star"
Released7 July 1977 (US)
  • 2 September 1977 (UK) [1]
Songwriter(s)Lonnie Turner and Greg Douglass
Producer(s)Steve Miller
Steve Miller Band singles chronology
"Jet Airliner"
"Jungle Love"

"Jungle Love" is a 1977 song by the Steve Miller Band, featured on the album Book of Dreams. It was written by Lonnie Turner (longtime bass player for the Steve Miller Band)[3] and Greg Douglass (a well-known San Francisco sideman who also played with Hot Tuna and Greg Kihn, among many others).[4] It reached No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

According to Greg Douglass, Turner and Douglass originally wrote the song for Dave Mason.[6] Turner gave a demo of the record to Miller, who liked it, and the Steve Miller Band (with Douglass playing guitar) recorded it in 30 minutes on the last day of recording for Book of Dreams.[7]

Cash Box called it "a hard-rocking, energetic tune" and said that "the vocal here is delivered with a shout, but carefully orchestrated instruments, especially the organ, make a clear statement of each melodic hook."[8] Record World called it an "up-beat, well-produced single-with a synthesizer opening."[9]

Guitar tuning

Greg Douglass' guitar is tuned to 'Open A' (which is, low to high, E-A-E-A-C#-E). It is the only guitar on the studio recording.

Chart history

In television

"Jungle Love" has been used on multiple occasions in the television series Everybody Loves Raymond.[4] It was featured on the season 6 episode "Snow Day", which aired January 14, 2002: at the end, all the characters, except Marie and Frank, chaotically danced to the song.[13] The song was then used as the opening credits theme music in seasons 7-9.[14]


  1. ^ "Steve Miller singles".
  2. ^ Cook, Stephen. "Book of Dreams review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  3. ^ Lonnie Turner biography at AllMusic (accessed 2012-06-15).
  4. ^ a b Jay Allen Sanford, "Rock On and On", San Diego Reader, June 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Steve Miller: Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Jay Allen Sanford, "Jamming with 2 AC/DC Drummers Is Just Another Week For Greg Douglass", San Diego Reader, October 17, 2011.
  7. ^ Jay Allen Sanford, "Jungle Live", San Diego Reader, July 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "CashBox Singles Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. August 6, 1977. p. 17. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  9. ^ "Hits of the Week" (PDF). Record World. August 6, 1977. p. 1. Retrieved 2023-02-16.
  10. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 1, 1977
  11. ^ "Top 200 Singles of '77 – Volume 28, No. 11, December 31 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. 17 July 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  13. ^ Neal Justin, "The best of `Raymond'; After nine seasons, 65 Emmy nominations and countless exclamations of "holy crap," here are TV critic Neal Justin's favorites." Star Tribune, May 15, 2005. Copy available here
  14. ^ Greg Douglass, San Diego Reader (accessed 2012-06-15).