|Single by Mud
|from the album Mud Rock
|4 January 1974
|Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
|Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
|Mud singles chronology
Tiger Feet is a popular song by the English glam rock band Mud, released in January 1974.Written and produced by the songwriting team of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, it was the first of three number No. 1 singles for the band, in the UK Singles Chart. followed later that year by "Lonely This Christmas", and then in 1975 by "Oh Boy!".
The band appeared on Top of the Pops wearing tiger slippers.
Co-writer and producer Mike Chapman credited bassist Ray Stiles with a particularly memorable bass lick which helped fuel the success of the record.[ citation needed ]
According to his son, Calvin Hayes, Mickie Most added the song to RAK records' lineup on the basis of the title alone.
The single was released on the 7-inch vinyl record format by the RAK music label. The B-side of the single is Mr Bagatelle.
"Tiger Feet" was featured as part of a medley on Mud's album Mud Rock, which reached number No. 8 in the UK Albums Chart.
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"Tiger Feet" was a huge success, it was number No. 1 in the UK and Ireland charts for four consecutive weeks, from 26 January to 16 February, in 1974and also topped the charts in the Netherlands. It sold over 700,000 copies in the UK alone and over a million copies globally. It was also the best selling single in Britain that year.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)
|United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart)
|West Germany (Official German Charts)
|United Kingdom (BPI)
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
A version of Tiger Feet was recorded by New Hope Club and appeared in Aardman's movie Early Man .
Mud are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll and rockabilly, and they are best remembered for their hit singles "Dyna-mite", "Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to Rak Records and teaming up with songwriters/producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones.
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