Any Way That You Want Me (The Troggs)

24 DECEMBER 1966

The Troggs’ ‘Any Way That You Want Me’ entered the UK charts during this week. It peaked at #8, and the fact that this was their lowest-charting single of 1966 (after two #1s and a #2) shows just what a great breakthrough year they had. Despite this, the song did not reach the US charts.

Another version of this song had already been released in 1966 by the Liverpool 5, and although that one had barely scraped into the UK Top 100, it was in some ways superior to this. And then both these versions were left in the dust by Evie Sands' 1969 cover. For all the simple exuberance of songs like 'Wild Thing', the Troggs were somewhat musically limited, and after one more UK Top 10 hit during the following year, their recording career died a bit of a lingering death.

B-side: '66-5-4-3-2-1'
Released: 9 December 1966
Highest chart position: #8 (UK)
Length: 2:53
Label: Page One ‎– POF 010
Writer: Chip Taylor
Producer: Larry Page

Any Way That You Want Me (The Troggs)