Daily Archives: April 29, 2013

Radio XIXX, side A, track 6: “Wild Thing” by Tone Loc

Tone-Loc - Wild ThingOh, Tone Loc, when this song hit the airwaves, every boy in America rejoiced.  FINALLY there was a song about sex that didn’t use euphemisms or merely hint at what you were singing about.  Well, I mean, doing the “wild thing” was still a euphemism, but there was absolutely no question what you were rapping about.  You opened the door into this amazing world where everywhere you turned, there was a woman ready to do it with you.  Where all you had to do was pick a girl up off the street and she was, as you say, “good to go”.  So I was doubly jealous, Tone Loc, because you not only had a vehicle, but a vehicle that women would get into if you asked them to.

But I think what cemented you in our juvenile minds as the coolest of the cool was that final verse about the local honey you picked up at the discoteca.  She sounded just as attractive as the other girls in this song, but when you found out that it would cost you fifty bucks to have sex with her, you TURNED HER DOWN!!!!  Don’t get me wrong, Tone Loc, fifty bucks was a lot of money to a kid my age, but it seemed like a reasonable price to pay for a hot woman to let you have sex with her.  But not you, Tone Loc; if you didn’t get it for free, you were willing to wait, because you knew there was another fine young thing waiting to do it with you just around the corner.  You are indeed the king, Tone Loc.

“Wild Thing”

Lez do it

<awesome Tone Loc jam>

Workin’ all week
Nine ta five for my money

So when the weekend comes I go get live with the honey

Rollin’ down the street
I saw this girl and she was pumpin’
I winked my eye, she got into the ride, went to a club was jumpin’
Introduce myself as Loc, she said “You’re a liar”
I said “I got it goin’ on baby doll
And I’m on fire”
Took her to the hotel
She said “You’re the king”
I said “Oh be my queen if ya know what I mean and les do the wild thing”

Wild thing

Wild thing (wild thing wild thing wild thing)

Shoppin’ at the mall
Lookin’ for some gear ta buy
I saw this girl, she cold rocked my world and I had to adjust my fly
She looked at me and smiled and said “You have plans for the night”
I said “Hopefully if things go well I’ll be with you tonight”
So we journeyed to her house
One thing led to another
I get in the door, I cold hit the floor, I looked up and it was her mother
I didn’t know what ta say
I was hangin’ by a string
She said “Hey you two I was once like you and I liked ta do the wild thing”

Wild thing

She loved ta do the wild thing

Wild thing (wild thing wild thing wild thing)
Please baby baby please

Posse in effect
Hangin’ out is always hype
And when me and the crew leave the shindig I want a girl who’s just my type
Saw this luscious little frame, I ain’t lyin’, fellas, she was fine
The sweet young miss go gave me a kiss and I knew that she was mine
Took her to the limousine
Still parked outside
I tipped the chauffeur when it was over and I gave her
My own ride
Couldn’t get her off my jock, she was
Like static cling
But that’s what happens when bodies start slappin’
From doin’ the wild thing (wild thing wild thing wild thing)

Wild thing

She wanna do the
Wild thing

Please baby baby please

<awesome Tone Loc jam>

Wild thing (wild thing wild thing wild thing)

Doin’ a little show
At the local discotheque
This fine young chick was on my jock so I say what the heck
She wanted ta come on stage
And do a little dance
So I said “Chill for now, but maybe later
You’ll get your chance”
So when the show was finished
I took her around the way
And whattaya know, she was good ta go
Without a word ta say
We was all alone and she said “Tone
Let me tell ya one thing
I need fifty dollars ta make you holler, I get paid to do the wild thing”

Say what

Yo, love, you must be kiddin’

Yo, uh, you ready?
Let’s break outta here

Hasta la vista baby

Wild thing (wild thing wild thing wild thing)

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