“Tarzan Boy” is a italo-disco song by the Italian artist Baltimora, released in 1985. The song was written by Maurizio Bassi and Naimy Hackett. The music video for the song features the frontman of the project, Jimmy McShane. “Tarzan Boy” became a hit single, reaching the top ten in several countries across Europe and reaching the top 40 in the US. .
The song’s lyrics tell the story of a man who feels like a outsider in modern society, comparing himself to Tarzan, the jungle-raised hero of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs stories. The song’s upbeat energy and catchy chorus have made it a popular dance track and a staple of 80s pop music.
Despite the success of “Tarzan Boy,” Baltimora had limited chart success after its release, and the project is considered a one-hit wonder. Nevertheless, “Tarzan Boy” remains a popular song and a recognizable example of 80s pop music.
Baltimora – Tarzan Boy – Lyrics