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"Tall Dark Stranger"
Single by Buck Owens
from the album Tall Dark Stranger
B-side"Sing That Kind of a Song"
ReleasedJuly 21, 1969
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)Buck Owens
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Buck Owens singles chronology
" Johnny B. Goode"
"Tall Dark Stranger"
" Big in Vegas"

"Tall Dark Stranger" is a 1969 single written and recorded by Buck Owens. "Tall Dark Stranger" was Buck Owens' twentieth number one on the country chart, spending a single week at the top and a total of thirteen weeks on the charts. [1]

Chart performance

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Music Video

A video for the song was taped for the TV series Hee Haw, on which Owens was a co-host. The video is set in a wild west town, and during the musical bridge the song's main theme – a handsome stranger, tall and dressed in black clothing, stealing the heart of a young man's girlfriend and the woman riding off with him – is played out, said incident happening as Owens (cast as the protagonist) and the woman are walking out of a saloon. The video has since aired on Great American Country and CMT.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 258.