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"With a Girl Like You"
Single by The Troggs
B-side "I Want You"
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre R&B
Label Fontana Records
Writer(s) Reg Presley
The Troggs singles chronology
"Wild Thing"
(1966)
"With a Girl Like You"
(1966)
"I Can't Control Myself"
(1966)

"With a Girl Like You" is a hit song by English band The Troggs. The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 4 August 1966, where it remained for two weeks.[1]

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Song profile

The song is featured, uncut, in a school dance scene from the 1991 Nicole Kidman/ Noah Taylor movie Flirting. It is also in the films and/or soundtracks for the movies Shine, The Good Night, and The Boat That Rocked.

The Osiris Shoes video "Feed the Need" features the "With a Girl Like You" (James Brockman's section)

Cover versions

In 1978, Swedish singer Harpo released a cover version as a single. Although released all over Europe, it was not a hit.

Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio recorded a cover version of With a Girl Like You for the 2009 Red Hot compilation Dark Was the Night.

In 1986, Italo disco singer Chriss recorded a cover version entitled "With a Boy Like You". Although it has a typical dance tune, this version also has guitars, making it sound more like a pop-rock song. That makes it a rarity among the Italo disco genre. Interestingly, the B-side of "With a Boy Like You", "Gimme the Feeling", has a punk vibe to it.

Alex Chilton recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" which is included in the 1991 Rhino compilation 19 Years: A Collection of Alex Chilton.

Yo La Tengo / Condo Fucks recorded a cover version of "With a Girl Like You" on their covers album Fuckbook.

References

  1. ^ "With a Girl Like You" No. 1 hit in UK http://www.theofficialcharts.com/all_the_no1_songs.php?show=2 Retrieved 08/27/07

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Preceded by
"Out of Time" by Chris Farlowe
UK number-one single
4 August 1966 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles
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