Buckaroo (instrumental)

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

"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
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 257. 
Preceded by
"Make the World Go Away"
by Eddy Arnold
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 25, 1965-January 1, 1966
Succeeded by
"Giddyup Go"
by Red Sovine