Clyde (song)

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"Clyde"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Music Man
B-side "I Came Here to Party"
Released April 1980
Genre Country
Length 2:39
Label RCA
Writer(s) JJ Cale
Producer(s) Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
(1979)
"Clyde"
(1980)
"Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"
(1980)

"Clyde" is a song written by JJ Cale, which first appeared on his 1972 album Naturally. American musical group Dr. Hook covered the song on their 1978 LP Pleasure and Pain.[1] The song was also successfully covered by American country music artist Waylon Jennings.

Released in April 1980, as the first single from Jennings' album Music Man, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[2] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[3] The song was also heard in the 2009 film Watchmen, playing in Happy Harry's Bar when Nite Owl II and Rorschach are asking around about Pyramid Transnational.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 7
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Hollywood Love"
by Carroll Baker
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 9, 1980
Succeeded by
"True Love Ways"
by Mickey Gilley

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