With "With a Girl Like You," the Troggs achieved the feat that eludes many artists after their first big hit single: another hit single that plays to their strengths, yet at the same time sounds substantially different from its predecessor, rather than sounding like a rewrite. "With a Girl Like You" came right after "Wild Thing," and while it actually wasn't a big hit in the States, where it only made number 29, it gave the Troggs a number one hit in their native U.K. Less raunchy than "Wild Thing," "With a Girl Like You" is built around a simple but irresistible chorded guitar riff, heard in the brief opening instrumental section. In contrast to "Wild Thing," "With a Girl Like You" has a bouncy, likable British Invasion progression, like something many just-post-Beatles British pop/rock bands would have played. It's embellished, though, by singer and songwriter Reg Presley's constant "bah-bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah" scats after many of the lines. Presley also strategically pauses at the end of the verses for drama, and though the bridge isn't much, it again adds drama when the band stutters on one chord prior to getting back to the main body of the tune. On the surface, "With a Girl Like You" might seem too bouncy and cheery for the Troggs' nasty image. What makes the song work better in the Troggs' hands than it would have in the average British beat combo's is the knowing, almost sardonic dichotomy between the strongly leering Presley vocal and the more innocuous sentiments of the words. He might only be singing about dancing and spending his life with the girl, but you know he has something more salacious on his mind. There will probably never be a more unlikely soundtrack on which the Troggs' "With a Girl Like You" is heard than Shine, in a scene in which classical piano prodigy David Helfgott has a night out on the town in London.