Italian group Baltimora released the song Tarzan Boy in April 1985 as the debut single from their first album Living in the Background -on which it was the first track. The song’s chorus utilizes Tarzan‘s signature cry -whoa oh oh oh oh oh- as a rhythmic melodic line.
Tarzan Boy was a huge success; the Italian disco debuted in the top five (5) of the Italian charts and performed well in many other European countries, including Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. It topped the chart for five (5) consecutive weeks in France and in the United States, remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six (6) months and eventually peaked at number 13.
The song was re-recorded in 1993 as an extended version and has been covered by several artists throughout the years.
Sadly, Tarzan Boy was Baltimora’s only hit.
© 1985 Columbia. EMI. Manhattan Records.
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