Clyde (song)

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Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Music Man
B-side"I Came Here to Party"
ReleasedApril 1980
Songwriter(s)J. J. Cale
Producer(s)Richie Albright
Ron Haffkine
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
"Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"

"Clyde" is a song written by J. J. Cale, which first appeared on his 1972 album Naturally. American musical group Dr. Hook covered the song on their 1978 album Pleasure and Pain.[1] The song was also successfully covered by American country music artist Waylon Jennings.[2]

Released in April 1980, as the first single from Jennings' album Music Man, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart 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
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ "Dr. Hook - Pleasure & Pain at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ "Is the Waylon Jennings' Song 'Clyde' About Grand Junction's Clyde Jorgensen?". 99.9 KEKB. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  4. ^ "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.