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Happy 67th Birthday to the Talking Heads head head, David Byrne!

Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life

In 1986, David Byrne and the Talking Heads had the idea for a movie which would be a way to keep the band in the minds of fans, movie goers and the like, because of the success of the live concert film, Stop Making Sense.

This time, the movie would be a weird concoction of anachronistic visuals and music. From this, there would be videos produced for MTV and other video channels.

The lead single from the band’s seventh studio album and main soundtrack to the film, ‘True Stories’. The lead single from the release was “Wild Wild Life” and got heavy rotation on MTV. It even won an award “Best Group Video” at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1987. The sing peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.