Wicked Game

"Wicked Game" is a 1989 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the only hit song of his career in the U.S. James Calvin Wilsey played the distinctive lead guitar solo on the song.

The song is written in the mode of B Dorian. Through several years, many different versions and arrangements of the song were made before the final version was released. Both the bassline and drums (except the cymbals) were sampled from previous recordings of the song and then looped.

Other articles related to "wicked game":

Chris Isaak - Career - Music
... His best-known song is "Wicked Game." Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the ... Another less-seen version of the "Wicked Game" is directed by David Lynch and comprises scenes from the film Wild at Heart ... "Wicked Game" also featured as the backing music in the 2001 TV advert for the Jaguar X-Type range of cars in the UK ...
Chris Isaak Discography - Singles
... Dream About You" — 18 — — — — — — — — Heart Shaped World 1990 "Wicked Game" 2 ... 10 ... Heart Shaped World / Wicked Game 1991 "Blue Spanish Sky ... Breaking Apart" — — — — — — — — — — 2010 "Wicked Game" — — — — — — — — 48 ... Best of Chris Isaak 2011 "Live It Up ...
And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997–2004 - Box Set LP - EP 5, Wicked Game (Original EP)
... Side 1 "Wicked Game" "For You" Side 2 "Our Diabolikal Rapture" "Wicked Game (666 Remix)" ...

Famous quotes containing the words game and/or wicked:

    Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
    Truman Capote (1924–1984)

    We must repay goodness and wickedness: but why exactly to the person who has done us a good or a wicked turn?
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)