Clyde (song)

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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"
"Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"

"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 and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] 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
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


  1. ^ "Dr. Hook - Pleasure & Pain at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-16.