Tall Dark Stranger

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"Tall Dark Stranger"
Single by Buck Owens
from the album Tall Dark Stranger
B-side "Sing That Kind of a Song"
Released July 21, 1969
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Buck Owens
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Buck Owens singles chronology
"Johnny B. Goode"
"Tall Dark Stranger"
"Big in Vegas"

"Tall Dark Stranger" is a 1969 single written and recorded by Buck Owens. "Tall Dark Stranger" was Buck Owens' twentieth number one on the country chart, spending a single week at the top and a total of thirteen weeks on the charts.[1]

A video for the song was taped for the TV series Hee Haw, on which Owens was a co-host. The video is set in a wild west town, and during the musical bridge the song's main theme – a handsome stranger, tall and dressed in black clothing, stealing the heart of a young man's girlfriend and the woman riding off with him – is played out, said incident happening as Owens (cast as the main protagonist) and the woman are walking out of a saloon. The video has since aired on Great American Country and CMT.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 258. 

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Preceded by
"A Boy Named Sue"
by Johnny Cash
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 27, 1969
Succeeded by
"Since I Met You Baby"
by Sonny James
Preceded by
"Muddy Mississippi Line"
by Bobby Goldsboro
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 18, 1969
Succeeded by
"The Ways to Love a Man"
by Tammy Wynette