Bowie. photograph by Corbijn.
« Wild Is the Wind » is a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington. The track was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis for the 1957 film Wild Is the Wind (with Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Franciosa). The song has been recorded many times, by many artists. Bowie was inspired by the Nina Simone recording of 1964.