There are very few songs that almost everyone in the world knows at least one line of, but The Troggs' cover of the song Wild Thing is one of those songs. Talk about making a career out of one song. If you are going to make a career out of one song, this is the one song to do it with. It was first sung by the band back in 1966. The original recording made in 1965 did not even make a blip on the radar screen. Reg Presley made it his own. He died outside of London yesterday at the age of 71.