Wild in the Country (Elvis Presley song)

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"Wild in the Country"
Single by Elvis Presley
Format7" single
GenreRock and roll, pop, ballad
LabelRCA Victor
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Surrender" / "Lonely Man"
"Wild in the Country" / "I Feel So Bad'"
"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister"

"Wild in the Country" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1961 motion picture Wild in the Country.


It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George Weiss, who also wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love".[1][2][3][4][5]

In 1961 the song was released on a single with "I Feel So Bad" on the opposite side. In the United States "Wild in the Country" peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "I Feel So Bad" peaked at number 5.[6] Also, "Wild in the Country" entered the top 10 in Flamish Belgium (Flanders) and Hong Kong.[7]


Chart (1961) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 26


  1. ^ James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3.
  2. ^ David F. Lonergan (2005). Hit Records, 1950-1975. Scarecrow Press. pp. 251–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5129-0.
  3. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 219–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7.
  4. ^ Joseph Murrells (1978). The Book of Golden Discs. Barrie and Jenkins. ISBN 978-0-214-20480-7.
  5. ^ Alan Warner (1984). Who sang what on the screen. Angus & Robertson. ISBN 978-0-207-14869-9.
  6. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (24 July 1961). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 20–. ISSN 0006-2510.

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