On this day in Hip-Hop history, Tone Loc released the single "Wild Thing."
On this day in 1989, Tone Loc released the single "Wild Thing" on Delicious Vinyl. The single was produced by Matt Dike and featured the hook sampled from Van Halen's "Jamie's Cryin'." It is the lead single off of Tone Locos debut album Loc-ed After Dark.
"Wild Thing" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached #2 on the Rap chart and #3 on the R&B chart. It sold more than two million copies and was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
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