Listen to Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ from Wolf Like Me as Gary tries to calm Mary

As the craziness in the second season of Wolf Like Me gets worse, Gary has a pretty scary time with Mary who rampages through the house while having transformed, leaving Gary to wonder if she truly wouldn’t hurt him when she is in wolf mode — Wolf Like Me, Season 2, Episode 2.

As he tries to calm her down, he asks Google to “play ‘Son of a Preacher Man‘” but really means the Melody Gardot song ‘Preacherman as that is the song Mary in human form likes.

As Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man‘ comes on, Gary is left to scream “NO, Melody Gardot” as Mary moves in on him leaving him no choice but to throw the rabbit into the door of her containment room so Mary will follow.

Yeah, Gary, there is probably a pretty big chance you are not as safe with Mary as you have convinced yourself you were.

Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man‘.

The funny way ‘Son of a Preacher Man‘ was used in Wolf Like Me belies the fact the song is actually an incredibly good country song, and was a big hit for Springfield when it came out in November, 1968.

The song was released as a single from the British singer’s fifth studio album Dusty in Memphis.

An album that did not do particularly well commercially when it came out, but has since appeared on many critics’ lists as one of the best albums of not only the 60s but of all time.

Son of a Preacher Man‘, however, did do well.

That song ranked at #9 on the UK Singles chart then quickly became a worldwide hit, ranking on charts in 12 other countries, including the U.S. where it hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Singapore, Malaysia and Switzerland where it ranked on their charts at #1, #2 and #3.

Nowadays, it is thought of as one of the late Dusty Springfield’s best and most iconic songs.

Listen to Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man‘ as funnily heard on Wolf Like Me this week in the video, and via her Dusty in Memphis album on Spotify where it has earned almost 475 million streams so far.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.