Tiger Feet

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"Tiger Feet"
TigerFeetMud.jpg
Single by Mud
from the album Mud Rock
B-side "Mr Bagatelle"
Released11 January 1974 [1]
Format 7"
Recorded1973
Genre Glam rock
Length3:45
Label RAK [1]
Songwriter(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn [1]
Producer(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn [1]
Mud singles chronology
"Dyna-Mite"
(1973)
"Tiger Feet"
(1974)
"The Cat Crept In"
(1974)

Tiger Feet is a popular song by the English glam rock band Mud, released in January 1974. [2] 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. [3] followed later that year by "Oh Boy!" and "Lonely This Christmas".

Contents

The band appeared on Top of the Pops wearing tiger slippers. [4] [5]

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 ]

Release details

According to his son, Calvin Hayes, Mickie Most added the song to RAK records' lineup on the basis of the title alone. [6]

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. [1]

"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. [7]

Chart position and sales

"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 1974 [3] and 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. [2]

Chart (1974)Peak
position
Belgium1
Ireland1
Netherlands1
United Kingdom1
Switzerland5
Austria6
Germany6
Norway10

Covers

All-female band Girlschool later covered the song on their 1986 album Nightmare at Maple Cross .

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References

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