Drifter (song)

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Single by Sylvia
from the album Drifter
B-side "Missin' You"
Released January 1981
Genre Country
Length 2:25
Label RCA
Writer(s) Don Pfrimmer
Archie Jordan
Producer(s) Tom Collins
Sylvia singles chronology
"The Matador"

"Drifter" is a song written by Don Pfrimmer and Archie Jordan, and recorded by American country music artist Sylvia. It was released in January 1981 as the third single and title track from the album Drifter. The song was Sylvia's fourth country hit and the first of two number one songs on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent eleven weeks on the country chart.[1]


Chart (1981) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 13


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 341. 
  2. ^ "Sylvia – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sylvia.

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Preceded by
"Texas Women"
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 4, 1981
Succeeded by
"You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma"
by David Frizzell and Shelly West