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"Wild World"
Single by Cat Stevens
from the album Tea for the Tillerman
B-side "Miles from Nowhere" (USA)
"Sad Lisa"
Released February 1971
Format 7" 45 rpm
Recorded 1970
Genre Folk rock, Pop
Length 3:15
Label A&M(UK)
Writer(s) Cat Stevens
Producer Paul Samwell-Smith
Cat Stevens singles chronology
"Lady D'Arbanville"
"Wild World"
"Moon Shadow"

"Wild World" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. It first appeared in his fourth album, Tea for the Tillerman, in 1970, arguably the most popular single from the album. The song is in the form of the singer's words to his departing lover, inspired by the termination of Stevens' relationship with his young girlfriend, Patti D'Arbanville. Stevens later recalled to Mojo: "It was one of those chord sequences that's very common in Spanish music. I turned it around and came up with that theme- which is a recurring theme in my work- which is to do with leaving, the sadness of leaving, and the anticipation of what lies beyond." [1] Released as a single in 1971, it just missed becoming Stevens' first top ten hit in the U.S., peaking at #11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.[2] "Wild World" has been credited as the song that gave Tea for the Tillerman "enough kick" to get it played on FM radio; and Island Records' Chris Blackwell has been quoted as calling it "the best album we’ve ever released".[3]

The song has been covered by many artists, with many of the covers becoming hits of their own. Jimmy Cliff's version, released a few months before Stevens released the original version, reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart. Surprisingly, Stevens' version was not released as a single in the UK. Some of the subsequent covers have also been in the reggae style, indicating that they may be covers of Cliff's version, as opposed to direct covers of Cat Stevens' original arrangement. An example of this would be Maxi Priest's version of the song. Recorded and released as a single in 1988, this version also did well on the charts, reaching number five on the UK Singles Chart and #25 on the US Billboard Pop Singles Chart. In 1993, the band Mr. Big released a cover of the song as a single, charting at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, #33 on the Top 40 Mainstream #33 and #12 on the Mainstream Top 40.

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In 1987, Jonathan King accused Pet Shop Boys of plagiarising the melody of Wild World for their UK #1 single 'It's a Sin' . He made the claims in The Sun newspaper, for which he wrote a regular column during the 1980s. King also released his own cover version of Wild World as a single, using a similar musical arrangement to It's a Sin, in an effort to demonstrate his claims. This single flopped, while Pet Shop Boys sued King, eventually winning out-of-court damages, which they donated to charity.

In 2006, Littlest Things, the third single released by Lily Allen from her debut album, Alright, Still, was noted as having similarities with Wild World in its introduction.

On July 7, 2007, the song was performed twice at the Live Earth concerts. James Blunt sang it at Wembley Stadium in London, England, while Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) himself sang it in Hamburg, Germany.

In November 2008, the Tea for the Tillerman CD was re-issued in a deluxe version which included the original demo of Wild World.

Notable covers


  1. ^ Wild World Songfacts
  2. ^ Islam, Yusuf (2008). "Yusuf Islam Lifeline 1970". Yusuf Islam Official Website. Retrieved 2008-11-09.  
  3. ^ Scoppa, Bud (May 24, 1971). "Easy Does It". Rock Magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-28.  

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Animal Crossing: Wild World
Box artwork for Animal Crossing: Wild World.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Simulation
System(s) Nintendo DS
Players 1+
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Ages 3+
CERO: All ages
OFLC: General
Preceded by Animal Crossing
Followed by Animal Crossing: City Folk
Series Animal Crossing
"Wild World" redirects here. For the puzzle game see, JIGAPIX Wild World.

Animal Crossing: Wild World is the follow-up to Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo GameCube.

Animal Crossing: Wild World doesn’t really have an objective like other games. Your main task is to live. There are a number of milestones along the way such as paying off mortgages, getting a bigger house and making new friends.

There are a number of things to do each day, from finding fossils and pulling weeds to watering flowers and nursing sick friends back to health.

The addition of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows real-world friends to visit your town, you can chat and send letters to each other or play games like Hide and Seek.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Your Inventory
  • Beginner Tips
  • Changes between GC and DS versions
  • Wi-Fi
At Home
  • Happy Room Academy
  • Feng Shui
  • Flower breeding
  • Tom Nook's Shops
  • Crazy Redd
Around Town
  • Events and Holidays
  • Town Hall
  • Characters
    • K.K. Slider
    • Joan and her turnips
    • Gulliver and the UFO
    • Gracie and the fashionista badge
    • Katie, The Lost Kitten
    • Pascal
    • Saharah and rare carpets & wallpapers
    • Wendell, a starving artist
  • Golden tools
  • Time Traveling
  • Items
  • Financial Planning
  • Fishing
    • List of fish
  • Catching bugs
    • List of bugs
  • Fossil hunting
  • Paintings
  • Presents


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