Australian singles charts:
The Wild One entered the Kent Music Report on 9 December 1974 and peaked at #2. It was the #26 song on the Top 100 of 1975.

The song is on Quatro which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 30 September 1974. It reached the #1 spot on 21 October 1974 and remained on top for 6 weeks.

Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

Record label of Australian release:

BONUS CLIP BELOW – an alternative version of The Wild One by Suzi

The Guardian:
Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star. In Liam Firmager’s 2019 documentary, Suzi Q, the likes of Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and members of the Go-Go’s and L7 pay tribute to her influence. “Such a pioneer,” says KT Tunstall. “The quintessential rock chick.”
Quatro insists this was all happenstance. “I didn’t go out there to change the world,” she argues. “All I wanted to do was play. Whatever happened, happened around me. There was no blueprint for me to follow. I could not look at any other woman and say: ‘That’s what I want to do.’ I blew the door down but, to be honest, I didn’t see the door. I was just doing what I do.”
She has barely stopped since.
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