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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"
ReleasedOctober 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"

"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

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.