Wild West Show (song)
|"Wild West Show"|
|Single by Big & Rich|
|from the album Horse of a Different Color|
|Released||December 15, 2003|
|Format||CD single, music download|
|Length||4:20 (album version)
3:59 (radio edit)
|Big & Rich singles chronology|
"Wild West Show" is the title of a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Big & Rich. It was released in December 2003 as the first single from their debut album Horse of a Different Color. It reached No. 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. The song was written by Big Kenny, John Rich and Blair Daly.
The song uses 19th-century Western imagery to describe an argument between a man and a woman ("It was a big showdown / Oh yeah, we stood our ground / Shot out the lights, it got a little crazy"). The song also talks about forgiveness and a relationship.
Chuck Eddy of The Village Voice wrote that the song "mixes a placid keyboard intro, spacious spaghetti-western guitars, and Andes flute solos into a tepee-and-peace-pipe lyric that repeatedly chants 'hey yaaaa!'" Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine also gave it a positive review, saying that it has a "very distinct vibe", also calling it "hauntingly beautiful" and saying that it had "quirky Western imagery".
|US Billboard Hot 100||85|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||21|
- John Rich, Big Kenny, Allen Rucker (2007). All Access: Big & Rich. Nashville: Center Street Press. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-1-59995-717-3.
- Eddy, Chuck (May 25, 2004). "Nashville Catches Up". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
- Price, Deborah Evans (January 24, 2004). "Reviews: Country". Billboard 116 (4): 32.
- "Big & Rich Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Big & Rich. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
- "Big & Rich Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Big & Rich. Retrieved January 30, 2011.