Who Sang The Song Wild One In The Film Crocodile Dundee 2?


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The song 'Wild One' from the film Crocodile Dundee 2 was sung by Iggy Pop. Also known as 'Real Wild Child', the song was originally sung by Johnny O'Keefe along with two of his music associates. The Australian rock hit peaking at number 20 in the national charts, and enjoyed widespread popularity when Crocodile Dundee 2 was released. 'Wild One' is now considered a classic Australian rock song by critics and fans from across the globe.

• Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop created a new version of the song after its initial release. The American singer and songwriter is considered to be a king of punk rock and rock music as a whole, influencing the innovation of the music genre. His real name is James Newell Osterberg. He began using the stage name 'Iggy' after he was called so in his high school band. Iggy Pop went on to become the lead singer of 'The Stooges', a famous American rock band, and was well known for his crazy stage antics.

• Crocodile Dundee 2

Arguably, it was the film Crocodile Dundee 2 that brought the song 'Wild One' to the world's attention. In addition, it gave Iggy Pop's career a much-needed boost. Crocodile Dundee 2 tells the story of an Australian outback explorer who seeks to protect his American girlfriend from a group of gangsters who have followed her to Australia. It follows on from the original Crocodile Dundee movie, and of course features many wildlife species including crocodiles. The film features the infamous Paul Hogan as the main role. It enjoyed great box office success at the time of its release on 1988, and is now considered a classic movie to be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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