Listen to Talking Heads’ ‘Wild Wild Life’ from The Morning Show, S3 E4 as Alex and Paul are at the arcade

Talking Heads are still popular with TV show Music Supervisors

Even though the American indie rock band Talking Heads broke up in 1991 (with a brief reunion in 2002), their music still often shows up on hit TV series just like they are still around and recording.

Songs like Talking Heads’ ‘Wild Wild Life‘, which showed up on the new episode of The Morning Show today — The Morning Show, Season 3, Episode 4, “The Green Light“.

The track played in the background on the episode as Alex and Paul are at the amusement park arcade and are talking about Paul being “kidnapped” by his step-father.

When was Talking Heads’ ‘Wild Wild Life‘ released?

The song came out as the lead single from the indie band’s seventh studio album True Stories, which was released in late 1986 via the Sire record label.

Wild Wild Life‘ became popular due to its upbeat and quite addictive melody, and fun lyrics.

It went on to hit #25 on the Billboard Top 100, as well as climbed high up charts in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland, with its biggest success in New Zealand at #2 on the Singles chart.

The track got another huge push when the music video came out, as it featured keyboardist/guitarist Jerry Harrison and others imitating superstar artists like Billy Idol, Madonna and Prince.

Listen to Talking Heads’ ‘Wild Wild Life’ as played on The Morning Show on the band’s 2005 remaster of the True Stories album via Spotify, and in that very cool video.

A video, by the way, that won an MTV Video Music Award.

And, if you missed it, the latest episode of Season 3 of The Morning Show featuring the song is now on Apple TV Plus.


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.