Cowboys to Girls

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"Cowboys to Girls"
Single by The Intruders
from the album Cowboys to Girls
Released 1968 (1968)
Genre R&B, Philadelphia soul
Songwriter(s) Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
The Intruders singles chronology
"A Love That's Real"
(1967)
"Cowboys to Girls"
(1968)
"(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game"
(1968)
"A Love That's Real"
(1967)
"Cowboys to Girls"
(1968)
"(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game"
(1968)

"Cowboys to Girls" is a 1968 R&B single written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and performed by The Intruders. The single was a crossover hit becoming The Intruders' first Top 40 single. "Cowboys to Girls" was also The Intruders' only number one song on the R&B singles chart.[1] and a Top 10 smash on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #6, making it the biggest hit of The Intruders' career.

Pop culture references[edit]

  • In 1980, Chicano Rock group Tierra interpolated a few lines from the lyrics of "Cowboys to Girls" for their version of The Intruders' Top 10 R&B hit "Together".
  • Mos Def interpolated some of the song's lyrics for the song "Pistola" on his album The Ecstatic.
  • The "Duke Of Earl" Gene Chandler, also did a cover of the song in 1968.
  • Canadian music group Sweet Blindness covered this song in 1975.[2]
  • The song was also featured in the 1995 film Dead Presidents.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 277. 
  2. ^ 45cat
Preceded by
"I Got the Feelin'" by James Brown and The Famous Flames
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
May 11, 1968
Succeeded by
"Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells