Buckaroo (instrumental)

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"Buckaroo"
Single by Buck Owens
from the album The Instrumental Hits of Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
B-side"If You Want a Love"
ReleasedOctober 11, 1965
GenreCountry
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Bob Morris
Producer(s)Ken Nelson
Buck Owens singles chronology
"Only You (Can Break My Heart)"
(1965)
"Buckaroo"
(1965)
"Waitin' in Your Welfare Line"
(1966)

"Buckaroo" is a 1965 instrumental country single by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos. The single was Buck Owens' fourth No. 1 on the country chart in less than a year. "Buckaroo" spent 16 weeks on the chart. The B-side, entitled "If You Want A Love", peaked at No. 24 on the country chart weeks later.[1]

To date, it is the last instrumental to top the Hot Country Songs chart.[citation needed]

"Buckaroo" was also performed live by The Byrds, and a version can be heard on their album Live at the Fillmore - February 1969.

In 2006, the piece was featured in the movie Idiocracy and later covered by Leo Kottke.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 257.