In Underworld's live performances, "Cowgirl" is often played with "Rez", as they share key elements and samples. The typical arrangement is to open with "Rez" and transition to "Cowgirl", with the "Rez" melody usually brought back at the climax. The track is usually labelled "Rez / Cowgirl" in fan-distributed bootlegs. This combination also appears on the live album Everything, Everything. Slant Magazine ranked the song #27 in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: "The jewel in the Orwellian dubnobasswithmyheadman's crown was "Cowgirl"—everything, everything Underworld's thundering electronica has come to represent as a musical and political force."
A key lyrical element in the song is Karl Hyde's repeated chant "Everything, everything."
"Cowgirl" (live) was a live recording of "Cowgirl" released by Underworld in 2000, taken from their live album Everything, Everything. It contains newly commissioned remixes of the original song as well as the live recording of "Rez"/"Cowgirl", as featured on the album and video release. The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #24.