Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne celebrates his 67th birthday today (May 14th). Their song “Wild Wild Life” was written to sound like a typical pop song you’d hear on the radio, but with a little twist.. “Wild Wild Life” was the first single from Talking Heads’ 1986 album True Stories, which featured the group’s recordings of songs that David Byrne had written for his movie of the same name. In an interview done at the time, Byrne talked about the song.

“It was written to be like a standard American pop song, so that when you heard it in this club and heard people singing along to it, it would sound like something maybe you’d already heard — like something you might hear on the radio, but with maybe a little twist to it.”

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