Wolf Like Me

"Wolf Like Me" is the first single from American art rock band TV on the Radio's album Return to Cookie Mountain, released in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2006 on 4AD. The single's B-side was the song "Things You Can Do", which was also available as a bonus track on the U.S. release of Return to Cookie Mountain. It was released in two formats, CD single and 7" vinyl.

"Wolf Like Me"
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Single by TV on the Radio
from the album Return to Cookie Mountain
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2006
FormatCD, 7"
GenrePost-punk revival, art rock
Length4:39
Label4AD
Songwriter(s)Tunde Adebimpe, David Sitek, Kyp Malone, Jaleel Bunton, Gerard Smith
Producer(s)Dave Sitek
TV on the Radio singles chronology
"New Health Rock"
(2004)
"Wolf Like Me"
(2006)
"Province"
(2006)

The song is the band's most successful single in the United States, where it peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2006.[1] And was their second top 100 hit in the UK where it peaked at #89.[2]

In January 2010 it was used in a TV commercial (Destiny - Force Fate) by Nike to promote the 2010 Winter Olympics.

PersonnelEdit

On "Wolf Like Me":

  • Vocals - Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone, Katrina Ford
  • Drums - Jaleel Bunton
  • Bass, guitar - Kyp Malone
  • Guitar, samples, synth - Dave Sitek
  • Guitar - Jaleel Bunton
  • Baritone saxophone - Martin Perna

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Wolf Like Me" starring spoken word poet Beau Sia was directed by Jon Watts and mixes two cinematic styles: black-and-white silent film and 1980s B-movie. America's Next Top Model cycle 4 winner Naima Mora was also featured in the video.

ReceptionEdit

Wolf Like Me was voted in at number 63 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2006, and at number 99 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time, 2009. In October 2011, NME placed "Wolf Like Me" at number 46 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".

ChartsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[3] 37
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 57
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 89
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[6] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TV on the Radio > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  2. ^ Tobias Zywietz. "The Official Zobbel Homepage". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ "TV on the Radio Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 14, 2018.

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