Billy the Kid (Billy Dean song)

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"Billy the Kid"
Single by Billy Dean
from the album Billy Dean
B-side "Simple Things"[1]
Released May 18, 1992 (1992-05-18)
Format CD single
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 3:07
Label Capitol #57745
Writer(s) Billy Dean
Paul Nelson
Producer(s) Chuck Howard
Tom Shapiro[2]
Billy Dean singles chronology
"Only the Wind"
"Billy the Kid"
"If There Hadn't Been You"

"Billy the Kid" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Billy Dean. It was released in May 1992 as the third single from his album Billy Dean. The song spent twenty weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1992, peaking at number four.[1] The song was written by Dean and Paul Nelson.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Young and premiered in May 1992. At the beginning, the music from Dean's previous song, "Only the Wind" is heard.

Chart positions[edit]

"Billy the Kid" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 23, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 44
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 40


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 119. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billy Dean (cassette). Billy Dean. Liberty Records. 1992. 96728. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. August 15, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Billy Dean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Billy Dean.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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