|Single by Mud|
|from the album Mud Rock|
|Released||11 January 1974|
|Songwriter(s)||Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn|
|Producer(s)||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 "Oh Boy!" and "Lonely This Christmas".
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.
"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.
All-female band Girlschool later covered the song on their 1986 album Nightmare at Maple Cross .
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