Who Sang Walk on the Wild Side? Lou Reed

Lou Reed Transformer cover art
Credits
publisher: ©SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC
writers: Lewis Allen Reed, Lou Reed
release date: 1972
genres: Rock Non-Music
styles: Lounge/Alternative Rock/Art Rock/Glam
length: 4:14
producer: Lou Reed, Mick Ronson and David Bowie
arranger: Lou Reed, Mick Ronson and David Bowie
strings arranger: Mick Ronson
brass arranger: Mick Ronson
membranophone: John Halsey
background vocals: The Thunder Thighs
baritone saxophone: Ronnie Ross
double bass: Herbie Flowers
electric bass guitar: Herbie Flowers
lead vocals: Lou Reed
Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

Candy came from out on the island,
In the backroom she was everybody's darling,
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She sayes, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the colored girls go,

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City is the place where they said:
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go, go, go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side, alright, huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
And the colored girls say

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Vicious
  • 2 Andy’s Chest
  • 3 Perfect Day
  • 4 Hangin’ ’Round
  • 5 Walk on the Wild Side
  • 6 Make Up
  • 7 Satellite of Love
  • 8 Wagon Wheel
  • 9 New York Telephone Conversation
  • 10 I’m So Free
  • 11 Goodnight Ladies

  • Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin