(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World

"Whole Wide World"
Whole Wide World.jpg
1977 UK issue
Single by Wreckless Eric
from the album Wreckless Eric
B-side"Semaphore Signals"
Released25 August 1977 (1977-08-25)
Recorded1977
Genre
Length3:02
LabelStiff
Songwriter(s)Eric Goulden
Producer(s)
Wreckless Eric singles chronology
"Whole Wide World"
(1977)
"Reconnez Cherie"
(1978)

"Whole Wide World" is a song written by English rock singer-songwriter Wreckless Eric, who wrote the song in May 1974,[1] and recorded it in 1977, whilst an original member of the Stiff Records label. Additional musicians on the record were Nick Lowe on guitar and bass, and Steve Goulding on drums.

The song was never a chart hit single for Eric, though it subsequently became his best-known recording. The only charted versions of "Whole Wide World" are a cover by the Australian band Mental As Anything, who took it to No. 53 on the Australian singles chart in 1995, and another by American alternative rock band Cage the Elephant, who took it to No. 11 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2017.

Sung by Wreckless Eric[]

Covers by other artists[]

References[]

Specific references:

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  22. ^ "Hear Billie Joe Armstrong Cover Wreckless Eric's 'Whole Wide World'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

General references:

  • Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 611. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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