"Wild One" is a song written by Dave Appell, Kal Mann, and Bernie Lowe. In which session drummer Gary Chester played on this recording. It was released as a single by Bobby Rydell in 1960.
The song became a big hit for Rydell, spending 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at No. 2, and was kept from the No. 1 position by Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith. The song also peaked at No. 10 on the R&B chart. Outside the US, "Wild One" went to No. 7 in the United Kingdom, and No. 11 in Australia.